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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

How to Pronounce 'Skip' and 'Skin' Properly

Online English Pronunciation Free Classes with Damilola. Do you want to avoid ambiguity when speaking & be understood in personal & work life? Work with me towards better pronunciation of English words by understanding where and how we produce sounds for accuracy. This week pronunciation titbit: “skin” and “skip” The mispronunciation of these words in Nigeria English is “skp” and “skn.” They kind of skip over the Monophthong short vowel “ɪ” that is in the middle of the words. Native speakers pronounce these words as “skin” “skip.” Note that the letter “I” is not silent. And in these words, the letter “I” is not saying its name as “ai”, but “ɪ.”
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