English words can be really confusing sometimes.
In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names.
This week we’re going to talk about the tricky pair -‘thirty’ and ‘thirteen’.
Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:
- thirty: th’r-di [IPA: θɜːrti] – stress on the first syllable
- thirteen: th’r-teen [IPA: θɜːrti:n] – stress on the last syllable
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