One Accent Reduction Technique for Spanish Speakers
Spanish speakers frequently drop the consonant sounds at the ends of words.
Doing this will make your speech to sound grammatically incorrect.
If you’re working in a professional capacity, you don’t want that to happen!
If you are a Spanish speaker, here is one technique you can use to reduce your accent.
Word final sounds are challenging!
It can be challenging to pronounce word final consonant sounds clearly.
But here’s a technique that’s helped the Spanish speakers in my accent reduction coaching program say word final sounds.
How to do it
One accent reduction technique you can use to help you articulate word final sounds is called linking.
Here is how it works:
When a word ends in a consonant sound and the next word begins with a vowel sound, move the consonant over to link those words together.
We worked on it.
Link the ‘d’ to the ‘o’ so that it sounds like We work don it.
I liked it.
Link the ‘d’ to the ‘i’ so that it sounds like I like dit.
I loved it.
Link the ‘d’ to the ‘i’ so that it sounds like I love dit.
The sentences may look a bit silly in writing, but my writing represents the way Americans SAY them.
I can show you how
If you’re a non native English speaker, an international professional, who’d like to learn how to pronounce word final sounds check out my American Accent Master Class.
In module 2 of this comprehensive training, I teach you how to pronounce word final sounds clearly and correctly.
My training programs teach you how speak American English in a way that your colleagues will respect and understand!
About the author
Susan Ryan is the author of the ConfidentVoice blog and an accent reduction coach. Contact her with your questions about clear American speech.