How to pronounce parameter
In my accent reduction coaching program, I work with data scientists who want to improve their communication skills.
One word that they frequently mispronounce is parameter.
1. The first syllable is reduced
2. The second syllable is stressed
3. The t has a tapped t sound
Don’t stress the third syllable
Don’t stress the third syllable when you say parameter.
If you do that, it’ll sound like you’re saying pair of meters.
Syllable stress is critical
Applying the correct syllable stress is critical if you want Americans to understand you.
Americans identify words according to syllable stress. So if you don’t stress the right syllable in a word, they won’t immediately understand what you’re saying.
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About the author
Susan Ryan is an accent reduction coach. Contact her with your questions about clear American speech.