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Front vowels

  1. 1. PhoneticsSunday, January 08, 2012 Vowels Frontal Vowels
  2. 2. Parts of the Mouth• This Powerpoint will talk about the front vowels in monothongs.• Before we begin, let’s take a look at the parts of the mouth.• English has more than one sound to go with each letter in the alphabet and sometimes the combination of different letters changes the sound that the letter represents.• Because of this, we are going to learn the phonetic symbols for each sound in English this year.• Each sound, for example the “a” in “hat” is represented by a symbol, in this case /æ/
  3. 3. Front Vowels• The front vowels we are going to learn in this Powerpoint are… – /æ/ • As in hat – /eɪ/ • As in cake – /iː / • As in eat – /ɪ/ • As in pin – /e/ • As in bet
  4. 4. Animation /æ/Short a• bad The fat cat sat on the black mat. ðə ː ː ː ː ðə ː fæt kæt sæt ɔn blæk – /bæd/ ː mæt.• stamp – /stæmp/ Bad man run as fast as you can. ːbæd ː mæn ː əz ː rən fæst əz ːjuː• trap kən. – /træp/ The sad tadpole swam very fast. ðə ːsæd ː tædːpo ː ʊl swæm ː veriː ː fæst. The bad lunch made her gag. ðə ːbæd ː ləntʃ ːmeɪd (h)ər ːgæg.
  5. 5. Animation /eɪ/Long a• eight Eight great freight trains came rolling down the tracks. – /eɪt/ ː ː eɪt greɪt ː freɪt ː treɪnz ːkeɪm• straight ː roʊlɪŋ ː dæʊn ðə ː træks. – /streɪt/ They made a cake for little Blake.• made ː ː ðeɪ meɪd ə ː keɪk fər ː lɪtəl – /meɪd/ ːbleɪk. Jake had a date with his best mate. ː dʒeɪk ː hæd ə ː deɪt ː wɪð (h)ɪz ːbest ː meɪt. I want to make a cupcake. ː ː aɪ wɔnt tə ː meɪk ə ː kəpːkeɪk.
  6. 6. Animation /e/Short e• bet She kept the pet. ːʃiː ːkpt ðə ːp e et. – bet• bed He broke her china set, she was very – bed upset. ːhiː ː broʊk (h)ər ː tʃaɪnə ːs et,• kept ː ʃiː ː ː wəz veriːəpːs et. – kept They put the wet blanket on the desk. ː ː ðə ːw ː ðeɪ pʊt et blæŋkət ː ðəɔn ːdesk.
  7. 7. Animation /iː/Long e• eat The purple seat on fleet street is really neat. – /iːt/ ðə ː pərpəl ː t ː ː t ː siː ɔn fliː striːt• dream ː ː liːː t. ɪz riː niː – /driːm/ I eat pigs feet twice a week.• sleep ː ː tː aɪ iː pɪgz fiː ː t twaɪs ə – /sliːp/ ː wiː k. I dreamed a dream that meat was lean. ː ː aɪ driː ə ː md driː ː ː m ðæt miː t ː wəz ː n. liː
  8. 8. Animation /ɪ/Short i• pig The little kid wore a wig. ðə ː lɪtəl ː kɪd ː wɔr ə ː wɪg. – /pɪg/• itch I have an itch to fix. – /ɪtʃ/ ː ː aɪ hæv ən ː tə ːɪtʃ fɪks.• pin Above her chin she wore a grin. – /pɪn/ əːbəv(h)ər ː tʃɪn ː ʃiː ː əwɔr ː grɪn.
  9. 9. Try it on your own!• Think of some rhyming • http://project- words to make a modelino.com/english- sentence. phonetic-transcription-• Put your sentence into converter.php?site_lang the phonetic translator. uage=english• Check to see if the sounds match!

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