How do you pronounce April?
While April may seem like an easy word to pronounce, I find that many of my accent reduction coaching clients say this word incorrectly.
Let’s take a look at this word ☂
When you say the word April~
The letter A sounds like /ey/ as in Gray. The /ey/ sound is long. ➝
The letter P should not be articulated with a lot of air.
Now…when you get to the letters il….don’t push your tongue forward right away.
Instead, pull your tongue up & back a bit before moving it forward.
This will allow you to fully articulate the 2nd syllable.
Here’s how I respell the word April for my accent reduction clients~ AY➝prəl or AY➝prul. ☼
Try saying April like I described above.
It’ll sound much more “American”.