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Episode #162

How to Pronounce 'Party' vs. 'Potty'

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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 pairs such as ‘party’ and ‘potty’, and explain about the A as in father before an R sound.

Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:

  • party: paar-di [IPA: pɑːrɾi]
  • potty: paa-di [IPA: pɑːɾi]
  • car: kaar [IPA: kɑːr]
  • part: kaar [IPA: kɑːr]
  • hard: haard [IPA: hɑːrd]
  • start: staart [IPA: stɑːrt]
  • starting: staar-ding [IPA: stɑːrɾɪŋ]
  • harder: haard’r [IPA: hɑːrɾər]
  • hotter: haad’r [IPA: hɑːɾər]
  • farther: faarth’r [IPA: fɑːrðər]
  • father: faath’r [IPA: fɑːðər]
  • further: f’rth’r [IPA: ˈfɜːrðər]

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One Response

  1. Thanks so much for this loose transcription of the words. I need to practice more. I really enjoyed it.

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