Pronouncing career, carrier & Korea

Pronouncing career, carrier & Korea

How to pronounce career

How to pronounce career

One of my accent reduction coaching clients asked me a great question regarding the pronunciation of these three words:

career

– carrier

– Korea

Easy to mispronounce 

These words are easy to mispronounce if you don’t  use American style syllable stress and schwa correctly!

Let’s take a look

1. career

The first vowel sound is schwa. The stressed vowel sound is stressed.

Say it like this: cǝ reɚ→

2. carrier

The first vowel sound is a stressed. The second syllable has a minor stress.

Say it like this: caɚ➝riʸɚ

3. Korea

The first vowel sound is schwa. The stressed vowel sound is in the middle.  Then add need to add another schwa.

Say it like this: Kǝre→ʸə

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Syllable stress & schwa are key!

If you want to speak American English clearly and professionally, you absolutely must learn the rules for syllable stress & schwa.

I teach you how to do use syllable stress & schwa to say the words you use everyday clearly and correctly in my accent reduction coaching programs.