English pronunciation military, federal, leisure

How To Pronounce Federal, Military, And Leisure With A U.S., British & Australian Accent

How To Pronounce Federal, Military, And Leisure With An American, British & Australian Accent

Learn how to pronounce federal, military, and leisure with a U.S., British, and Australian accent!

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In this training video, I will teach you the difference in pronunciation for 3 common words with an American, British, and Australian accent. 

1. The first word is federal.

With an American accent it’s pronounced:  

federə /ˈfed.ɚ.əl/ 

And now in a sentence:  It’s a federal matter.

 

With a British accent it’s pronounced:

fedərəl    /ˈfed.ər.əl/

And now in a sentence: It’s a federal matter.

 

For Australian English it can be pronounced 2 different ways:  

federal   /ˈfɛdərəl/     or   fedral     /ˈfɛdrəl/

And now in a sentence:   It’s a federal matter.

 

2. The second word is military.

Said with an American accent it’s pronounced:

miləteree    /ˈmɪl.ə.ter.i/

And now I’ll put it in a sentence: There was a large military base.

 

Said with a British accent it’s pronounced:

militeree    /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.i/

And now I’ll put it in a sentence: There was a large military base.

 

And now said with an Australian accent:

milətree    /ˈmɪlətri/ 

I’ll put it in a sentence: There was a large military base.

 

3. Let’s have a look at the last word, which is leisure.

For an American accent it’s pronounced as:

leezher   /ˈliː.ʒɚ/  

I’ll say a sentence with it now: We had plenty of leisure time.

 

For the British accent it’s pronounced:

lezher     /ˈleʒ.ər/

And now in a sentence: We had plenty of leisure time.

 

For the Australian accent it’s pronounced:

lezhə      /ˈlɛʒə/ 

Now I’ll put it in a sentence: We had plenty of leisure time.

 

Keep practising your clear pronunciation! 

For more practise material, check this audio lesson on stress in compound nouns for British, American and Australian accents.

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