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American English Vowels - IPA - Pronunciation - International Phonetic Alphabet

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Published on Jul 6, 2011

ESL: International Phonetic Alphabet symbols for the vowels of American English. Get acquainted with the symbols! It helps as you study pronunciation.

TRANSCRIPT: http://www.RachelsEnglish.com/IPA_vowels


Cải thiện nói tiếng Anh Mỹ / 음성 미국 영어를 향상 / 話されているアメリカ英語を向上させる / Улучшение говорил американский вариант английского языка / Meningkatkan berbicara bahasa Inggris Amerika / Melhorar a fala Inglês Americano / Mejorar el habla Inglés Americano / 提高口语的美式英语 / बात अमेरिकी अंग्रेजी में सुधार / تحسين يتحدث اللغة الإنجليزية الأميركية

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Comments • 192

ninjahobo1510
English is my first language and I've literally sat here for 10 minutes trying to figure out the difference between the first two vowel sounds re-listening and repeating them and I cant tell the difference what so ever between the "a" and "כ" sounds. anyone explain please?
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Charles Xu
+Rachel's English +ninjahobo1510. Also, I guess ninjahobo1510 does not have a background in music. Rachel has an education and a background in music, which help a lot in picking up the subtle differences in pronunciation. I'm even willing to go further to bet that Rachel might have perfect pitch.
ninjahobo1510
+Johanna Klaus looking at it now. it's funny i never would have even thought that the sounds of cot and caught merged as i pronounce both exactly the same. interesting.
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MaikLitoris
Pain in the ass for a Spanish speaker like me.
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mauiboss
hahahahaha
Diego Alejandro.
+MaikLitoris It isn't that difficult, as long as you practice it. Keep practicing, and you'll see the improvement you will have.
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Jay Bartgis
I learned that the best way to study a second language is to study your first language. This is because you learned your first language through osmosis and not by knowing the actual language rules. So the easiest way to learn language rules is to relearn your first language with them.
Donald Trump
they all sound the same. its like looking for chakie chan in china
EnglishHi
Lol that true, those sttuf blow my mind.
Godseeker Wong
always hate the IPA
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Godseeker Wong
+Alex Van Doren Are you pathetic little worm trying to piss me off?! Well,you've failed. Go suck your mother's c**t! Assh**e!
Godseeker Wong
+peter pan Because it's characters are weird-looking.I'm good at it though:)
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Camilo Ramírez Gómez
Thank you so much!, this help me a lot.
James Lee
Really helpful this video! As a Korean in Korea, i can t possibly learn specific the way of pronouncing English. That i encountered this videos is my good fortune this year ! I will spread this video all around me. Korea walks along very wrong way in learning Enlgish. They don't know what is 'practical English' (I'm 19 years old) the students here 'read' and read and read paragraphs written in English everyday. Even, they don t know how to speak and, even worse, to pronounce. Thank you!!
truknayr23
+이정수 Very similar here in Thailand ^_^
Reazul mazumdar
According to "dictionary.com", hot has phonetics "/hɒt/" but macmillan dictionary has "/hɑt/". Why do they differ for different dictionaries? I have observed this for some other words also.
Reazul mazumdar
+Wilda Marie Rivera I think you are right. In Jennifer ESL videos, she mentioned this is as regional variation.
Wilda Marie Rivera
Those are variations. "Hot" is being pronounced in two different ways; that's why two different symbols (or sounds) are being used (or represented). 
jaaypee
Oh thank You Rachel for making this video ,it helps a lot.
Rachel's English
You're welcome!
Wang D
under these 11 vowels, father hot body are same, then how to pronounce bar car calm palm almond?
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