2. Non-native speakers of English (NNS) often have
problems with pronunciation. Discuss the problem areas
and suggest ways to overcome these problems identified.
Provide relevant examples to illustrate your answer.
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Reduction from three to two phonemes:
The correct pronunciation - Glimpse /glɪmps/
But, usually pronounced as /glɪms/.
Reduction from two to one phoneme:
The correct pronunciation - Always /ɔ:lweɪs/
But, usually pronounced as /ɔ:weɪs/.
- move /mu:v/ pronounced as /mu:f/
- is /ɪz/ is pronounced as /ɪs/
- usual /juʒuəl/ pronounced as /juʃuəl/
For the Malay Malaysian English speaker’s approximants
- /f/ would be approximated as /p/.
- fan /fæn/ - /pæn/.
For the Chinese Malaysian English speaker’s approximants
- /r/ as /l/
- /redɪ/ - /ledɪ/.
- /z/ as /dʒ/
- zebra /zɪbrə/ - /dʒɪbra:/
For the Tamil Malaysian English speaker’s approximants
- /v/ as /w/
- never /nevə/ - /newə/
Confuse which part to stress.
Different stress positions especially in the terms of verb and noun.
Noun – Permit /’pə:mɪt/
Verb – Permit /pə:’mɪt/
Should use the correct pronunciation during the
People would easily misunderstood because of the
intonation that we use.
Good situation – low pitch and not use the high pitch.
WAYS TO OVERCOME
Practise a lot
Refer to the dictionary