English/Pronunciation

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General: Introduction - Grammar
Parts of speech: Nouns - Verbs - Adjectives - Adverbs - Pronouns - Conjunctions - Prepositions - Interjections
Parts of the sentence: Subjects - Predicates
Word functions: Subjects - Predicates - Direct Objects - Indirect Objects - Objects of the Preposition
Types of sentences: Simple Sentences - Complex Sentences
Types of Phrases: Adjective - Adverb - Noun
Types of Clauses: Adjective - Adverb - Noun
Other English topics: Gerunds - Idiomatic Phrases - Spelling - Vocabulary - Punctuation - Syntax - Appositives - Phonics - Pronunciation

Pronunciation describes how words and sentences are pronounced. English is an international language so there is no one correct pronunciation of English. Pronunciation of words is different between countries and also inside countries - pronunciation of words is very different in many parts of the United Kingdom (See Differences between British and American English)

English pronunciation is related to the history of English. The two main roots of English are Anglo-Saxon (like German) and Latin. This means that most words in English sound a little like German or Latin. Many short words come from Anglo-Saxon (good, but, wife) and have rough sounds that are made in the throat. Many long words come from Latin (provision, amiable, analysis) and have smooth sounds made by the tongue and lips.


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