English Accent- Pronounce 16 words ending in ‘ture’ AUDIO training lesson

The suffix ‘ture’, is a common word ending, and it’s important to know how to pronounce it for your English accent. I’ve made training lessons before about how to pronounce certain word common endings such as ‘tion‘, ‘al’ and ‘el’ ; ‘ly’; ‘ous’ , and this time for English accent practise, we’re going to practise the ‘ture’ ending.

English Accent – American

In American English the common ending ‘ture’ is said ‘cher’ /tʃɚ/. For example as in the word ‘picture’ –  said as ‘pikcher’/ˈpɪk.tʃɚ/.

The /r/ is pronounced.

The ‘er’ /ɚ/ at the end is the de-stressed ‘er’, and so is said shorter than the stressed ‘er’ vowel such as in ‘bird’. (you will find a video training lesson on this in our American accent online course).

English Accent – British and Australian

In Standard British English and for the Australian accent, the common ending ‘ture’ is said ‘chuh’ /tʃə/. So the word ‘picture’ is said as ‘pikchuh’.  For example ‘picture my’ becomes ‘pikchuh my’

The /r/ isn’t pronounced unless the following word begins with a vowel. Then the /r/ is pronounced and becomes a ‘linking’ /r/. For example ‘picture on’ becomes ‘pikcheron’.

 

English Accent- Pronounce 16 words ending in ‘ture’

picture

creature

puncture

moisture

immature

overture

fracture

aperture

nurture

mixture

texture

lecture

feature

future

nature

structure

Best wishes, Esther

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