The English Schwa sound -Why it's important

VIDEO- Eng­lish Schwa Sound-Why Is It Impor­tant

Eng­lish Schwa Sound- Why It's Impor­tant

I have writ­ten about the Eng­lish schwa sound before, the unstressed vow­el, and men­tioned that it's actu­al­ly the most com­mon vow­el in Eng­lish! That's one of the rea­sons it's so impor­tant in Eng­lish.

If you can't say or use it in words, then you have trou­ble sound­ing nat­ur­al in Eng­lish. The Eng­lish schwa sound needs to be used to con­vey the cor­rect stress and rhythm of Eng­lish. That's anoth­er big rea­son it's so impor­tant in Eng­lish. The Eng­lish schwa sound is the sound used to de- stress vow­els in words and syl­la­bles (hence the frogs in the pic­ture on the bench relax­ing and being unstressed!). With­out this, Eng­lish speech sounds stac­ca­to and unnat­ur­al.

This time I thought I would make a video for you explain­ing about the schwa sound. Also have a look here, here and here for more train­ing in the Eng­lish schwa sound.

So have a look at the video and if you have any fur­ther ques­tions about the Eng­lish schwa sound, feel free to ask me in the com­ments sec­tion below.

Best wish­es, Esther

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