English pronunciation of words that end in 'ly'

Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion of words end­ing in ‘ly’. Why you strug­gle.

Why you strug­gle in Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion of words end­ing in ‘ly’, is because often it becomes part of a con­so­nant blend.  Two or even three con­so­nants said togeth­er in a row.

For Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion of  words end­ing in ‘ly’,  first you need to make sure you are say­ing the Eng­lish /l/ cor­rect­ly.

Then you need to think of the ‘ly’ end­ing as part of a con­so­nant blend. You need to prac­tise your mouth mov­ing from sound to sound slow­ly at first even for a few days or cou­ple of weeks.  Then say the word more quick­ly mak­ing sure you still say the con­so­nants togeth­er prop­er­ly. Don’t leave any out.

I have pre­pared the fol­low­ing audio les­son for you so you can prac­tise  the Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion of words end­ing in ‘ly’. Most of them are espe­cial­ly long.

 

 

Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion of words end­ing in ‘ly’

cur­rent­ly  (con­so­nant clus­ter ‘ntl’ )

con­ceiv­ably  ( con­so­nant clus­ter ‘bl’)

par­tic­u­lar­ly   ( con­so­nant clus­ter ‘rl’ for Amer­i­can accent speak­ers)

unde­ni­ably  ( con­so­nant clus­ter ‘bl’

con­scious­ly ( con­so­nant clus­ter ‘sl’)

unfor­tu­nate­ly ( con­so­nant clus­ter ‘ tl’)

con­struc­tive­ly ( con­so­nant clus­ter ‘vl’  and ‘ str ‘ in the mid­dle of the word)

touch­ing­ly    ( con­so­nant clus­ter ‘ngl’)

eco­nom­i­cal­ly  ( con­so­nant clus­ter ‘cl’)

con­sid­er­ably  (con­so­nant clus­ter ‘bl’)

unfor­tu­nate­ly ( con­so­nant clus­ter ‘tl’)

espe­cial­ly  ( con­so­nant clus­ter ‘shl’ )

ragged­ly (con­so­nant clus­ter  ‘gdl’)

 

Best wish­es,

Esther Bruhl

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