How do you pronounce February? (there’s a trick)

There’s a little trick that you need to know in order to pronounce the word February correctly.

Actually, there are two little tricks.

The first is to drop the /r/ sound.

The second is insert two tiny sounds. Add a tiny ʸ sound after the b. Add a tiny ʷsound after the u.

The end result is this: Fe➝bʸuʷary.

The word Ja➝nuʷary also requires a tiny ʷ after the u.

And… as in every American English word, you must stress the correct syllable!

You can use this accent reduction technique to pronounce the words January and February correctly. I teach this to all my accent reduction coaching clients and it works every time!

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