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'r' sound before 'th' sound

I'm learning British English. The r is usually dropped, so I never noticed a little thing, most of the time when I use an r before the th sound, my tongue does a kind of a tap or something between r ...
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Origin of oe pronounced as /i/?

/i/ is usually pronounced in English with the vowels: e, ee, ea, ei, ie, and y. What is the origin of the pronunciation of words such as amoeba, phoenix or onomatopoeia? I got curious about this ...
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is “shop ” a CVC word?

Is shop a CVC word? Or, to rephrase the question, in the CVC structure, do C and V refer to a sound or to a letter? As I see it, a C or a V means a sound, and a sound could be 1 or 2 letters, so ...
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How to teach a child using phonics in a different accent?

This is one of two questions regarding teaching my child to read using phonics. The other related question is: How to teach the difference between "go" and "got" using phonics? I am a parent of a ...
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How to teach my child the difference between “got” and “go” using phonics?

This is one of two questions regarding teaching my child to read using phonics. The other question is: How to teach a child using phonics in a different accent? I am a parent of a four year old boy ...
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List of Opposite Sounds for Letters? [closed]

I'm writing a speech recognition application and I give it possible words that the user could say. The problem is that it is too generous in allowing words through. If I tell the computer to listen ...
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Should one use 'a' or 'an' when the following word is in parentheses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “a/an” preceding a parenthetical statement This question is a little hard to summarize in the title. I sometimes like to use parentheses to add additional ...
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Is it common to teach kids about the jumping letters?

When I was a kid I remember distinctly this lesson on how to pronounce a word. If there is only one consonant between two vowels like in the word "make" then the e jumps over the k and the a yells its ...