Zgubienie Akcentu dla Polaków

5 wskazówek, dotyczących wymowy angielskiej dla rodowitych Polaków, którzy chcą zgubić polski akcent w języku angielskim

Wymowa angielska dla Polaków

Accent Reduction for Polish Speakers

5 English pronunciation tips for Polish speakers who want to improve their English accent:

1) R

  • R is made with the tip of the tongue curling back in the mouth. We don’t touch the top of our mouths when pronouncing a R sound in English.
  • We only pronounce a R sound when there is a vowel sound after it: Really, Tree, Carry
  • We don’t pronounce a R sound when there is no vowel sound after it: Car, Learn, Here



2) TH

  • This sound is made by putting the tip of the tongue by the back of the upper front teeth.
  • Keep the tip of the tongue relaxed.
  • Compare:
  • Ttin – thin
  • Dden – then
  • Ffin – thin
  • V fervour – further

3) NG

  • Polish speakers often replace this sound with /ŋk/ or /n/.
  • At the end of a word, the standard pronunciation is /ŋ/ (without G!)
  • Make sure the back of your tongue is up (like when you pronounce a K) and the front of the tongue is down.
  • There are no G sounds in:
  • sing, ring, meeting
  • laughing, eating, running

4) The “o” sounds

  • Notice the difference between the ‘o’ sound in:
  • Long Moving Vowel /əʊ/ – go, no, so
  • Short Steady Vowel /ɒ/- dog, not, hot
  • Long Steady Vowel /ɔː/- door, core, four

5) Devoicing

  • In Polish:
    • /b/ at the end of a word will sound like a /p/.
    • /d/ at the end of a word will sound like a /t/.
    • /g/ at the end of a word will sound like a /k/.
  • In English, the sounds must stay the same. Compare:
    • cap – cab
    • sheet – she’d
    • back – bag

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