Why is Th is so difficult to pronounce?
Do you ever wonder why the Th is so difficult for non native English speakers to pronounce?
Here’s a very interesting article from The Economist that explains the historical-geographical reasons for this problem.
Indeed the dental fricatives, as they’re known, are rare, existing in European languages today only in languages on the continental periphery. The purple areas in the map below, from David Crystal’s Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, have the dental fricative today.
Read the full article and see the map
In the article the TH sounds are referred to as voiced and voiceless interdental fricatives. You can read the article at the link below.
Pronuncing the English TH sounds
To view my video tutorial on the TH sounds click HERE.
I show you how to pronounce both the voiced and voiceless TH sounds
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