How do you pronounce April?

How do you pronounce April?

How do you pronounce April?

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.

Listen here

 

Respelling

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”.