This week’s English Pronunciation tutorial will walk you through this tricky consonant cluster step by step to enable you to speak English like a native!
Don’t let the ‘-ly’ suffix affect your English Pronunciation
These is what we will cover during this video:
- Breaking ‘-ingly’ down
- How Not To Pronounce ‘-ingly’
- Pronouncing ‘-ingly’ Correctly
- Examples of ‘-ingly’ Words
- ‘-ingly’ In A Phrase
- Explaining Tonality
When pronouncing the ‘-ingly’ cluster in words like ‘lovingly’ or ‘surprisingly,’ the ‘-ly’ suffix can alter the way we pronounce the ‘-ing’ before it.
Why is that?
When we see the ‘N’ in ‘-ing’ we assume it is there to be pronounced, but since it is part of the ‘ING’ suffix, we should be making a different sound entirely – /ŋ/.
Are you struggling to understand?
By the end of the tutorial, you will know how to pronounce the ‘-ly’ suffix, the ‘ing’ suffix, and the combination of both when they are combined.