Ep040: Pronunciation Of Words Ending In Vowel Sounds Followed By Pronouns

Today’s episode is a follow up to Ep039 where we go over the pronunciation of words that end in vowels which are followed by the pronouns me, you, him, her, us, them. The transcript of the episode is written below. So click play and read along as I speak to you guys in this latest episode!

Ep040: Pronunciation Of Words Ending In Vowel Sounds Followed By Pronouns

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Hey guys welcome to this episode of Aussie English. Like the previous episode on pronunciation of pronouns that follow words ending in consonants this one is more focused on words that end in vowels [vowel sounds] and how to pronounce the pronouns after them. So it’s much the same as the one before but often when we end words in vowels [vowel sounds] we will say a “w” kind of sound, a “weh”, or a “y” sound, a “yeh”, in order to join the next word if it starts with a vowel or if it’s been abbreviated to start with a vowel like in the case of “him” becoming “’im” and “her” becoming “’er” and “them” becoming “’em”. Often they’ll become “w’im”, “w’er”, “w’em” and “y’im”, “y’er”, “y’em”.

So, it probably sounds confusing but let’s just dive in. I’ve tried to use verbs. So some of these may not necessarily make sense as sentences or as phrases but the main point is to just practice pronunciation here. So you don’t need to worry about whether or not these sentences make much sense.

So we’ll start with “do”, “do”, and you’ll notice it kind of ends with an “ooweh” sound. A “weh”, “weh”, a “w”. “Do”

So,

“Do me”, doesn’t change, “do me”.

“Do you”, “do ya”. So the “you” has a “y” sound at the front of it already. So it’s just a “do_you”. It kind of bounces. “Do ya”, “do ya”.

“Do him” becomes “do w’im”. So you’ll notice that “w”, “do w’im”, “do w’im”.

“Do her” becomes “do w’er”.

“Do us” becomes “do w’us”.

“Do them”, “do w’em”.

So now “see”, so “to see”.

“See me”, “see me”.

“see you”, “see ya”.

“See him”, “see y’im”.

“See her”, “see y’er”.

“See us”, “see y’us”.

“See them”, “see y’em”.

And you’ll notice that that one is a “y” sound. A “yeh”. “See y’im”, “see y’er”, “see y’us”, “see y’em”.

“Study me”. So this one ends in a “y”. “Stud-ee” sound, “deeeyeh”. And the “ee” sound again ends with a “y” kind of on it. So it’s a “stud-ee-yeh”.

“Study me”, “study me”.

“Study you”, “study_ya”.

“Study him”, “study’im”.

“Study her”, “study’er”.

“Study us”, “study’us”.

“Study them”, “study them”.

The next one we’ll do is “annoy”. “Oyeh”, “yeh”, “yeh”, “Oyeh”.

“Annoy me”, “annoy me”.

“Annoy you”, “annoy_ya”.

“Annoy him”, “annoy’im”.

“Annoy her”, “annoy’er”.

“Annoy us”, “annoy’us”.

“Annoy them”, “annoy’em”.

Now we’ll do “chew”. So this sound is an “eweh”, “weh”, “weh”, “chew”. So like to chew something with your mouth.

“Chew me”, “chew me”.

“Chew you”, “Chew ya”.

“Chew him”, “chew’im”.

“Chew her”, “chew’er”.

“Chew us”, “chew’us”.

“Chew them”, “chew’em”.

Now we’ll do “delay”. So again this is an “ayeh” sound. You’ll notice that “y” at the end. “Ayeh”. “Delay”.

“Delay me”, “delay me”.

“Delay you”, “delay_ya”.

“Delay him”, “delay’im”.

“Delay her”, “delay’er”.

“Delay us”, “delay’us”.

“Delay them”, “delay’em.

And now we’ll do “try”. So this one again is a “y” sound”. “iyeh”, “yeh”, “yeh”.

“Try me”, “try me”.

“Try you”, “try ya”.

“Try him”, “try’im”.

“Try her”, “try’er”.

“Try us”, “try’us”.

“Try them”, “try’em”.

So that’s a little introductory episode for words that end in vowels or vowel sounds and then followed by the way that we abbreviate those pronouns. Because, again, these are the kinds of words that you are going to hear abbreviated like this quite often in Aussie English. So it’s just great practice to listen. To try and repeat these words and work on your speaking as well as your listening comprehension, because the more you practice these the more you’re going to be able to hear Australians speaking quickly and understand instantly what the sense is, what they’re trying to say, and also it’s going to help you improve your fluidity, the way in which you speak when you try and speak quickly. It’s going to help improve that so that when you try and speak really really quickly it’s going to be a lot more easy, a lot easier, if you try and do it with these sort of mini abbreviation and pronunciation changes because it will just flow really nicely.

So give that a go guys and I’ll chat to you later. Have a good one.

 

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