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HETERONYMS

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There are words that have more than one pronunciation.  Those words are spelled the same but pronounced differently. Some of them have the same meaning and difference is caused by dialectical difference such as American and British English.  For Example

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HOMOPHONES

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A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. Some examples of homophones: son / sun             /sʌn/ allowed / aloud /əlɑʊd/ minor / miner    /mɑɪnə/   EXERCISE

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUFFIXES

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The morpheme -s of the 3rd person singular (he works), of the noun plural (books), of the genitive (John‟s) and of the contraction of is or has (he‟s) is pronounced in three different ways depending on the sound of the

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SILENT LETTERS

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Some consonants are written but not pronounced. This is either because they were once pronounced (knock) or come from a foreign language (psychology). Initial position kn – knock, knee, knight, knife gn – gnat, gnaw, gnome pn – pneumonia ps

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MOST COMMON MISPRONOUNCED WORDS 

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  1)            Pronunciation  /prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn/ 2)            Because /bɪˈkɒz/ 3)            Business /ˈbɪznəs/ 4)            Busy  /ˈbɪzi/ 5)            Bury /ˈbɛri/ 6)            Examine /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/ 7)            Determine /dɪˈtɜːmɪn/ 8)            Career /kəˈrɪə/ 9)            Caucasian /kɔːˈkeɪziən/ 10)         Height /haɪt/ 11)         Weight  /weɪt/ 12)         Persuade /pəˈsweɪd/ 13)         Private /ˈpraɪvət/

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COGNATES

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Cognates are words that have a common etymological origin. Cognates do not need to have the same meaning, which may have changed as the languages developed separately. Turkish and English have lot of common words. Examples: English      

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SCHWA SOUND

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Schwa is the name for the most common sound in English. It is a weak, unstressed sound and it occurs in many words. It is often the sound in grammar words such as articles and prepositions. Getting the schwa sound