Episode #263

How to pronounce V and W

00:07:33 minutes long
audio file size: 8.8 mb
  • 263. How to pronounce V and W 00:00

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 words and phrases with a V or W sound.

Here’s a loose transcription of the words and phrases as explained in the episode:
Vet: vet [IPA: vɛt]
Wet: wet [IPA: wɛt]
Why: wai [IPA: waɪ]
We: wee [IPA: wi]
When: wen [IPA: wɛn]
While: wail [IPA: waɪl]
Vile: vail [IPA: vaɪl]
West: west [IPA: wɛst]
Vest: vest [IPA: vɛst]
Wine: wain [IPA: waɪn]
Vine: vain [IPA: vaɪn]

Very well: ve-ree wel [IPA: ˈvɛɹi wɛl]
White windows: wait win-dowz [IPA: waɪt ˈwɪndoʊz]
Vicious wedding: vi-sh’s we-ding [IPA: ˈvɪʃəs ˈwɛdɪŋ]
Viking warriors: vai-king wo-ri-uhrz [IPA: ˈvaɪkɪŋ ˈwɔːɹiəɹz]
Save the world: seiv thuh w’rld [IPA: seɪv ðə wɜɹld]
Of which: uhv wich [IPA: əv wɪtʃ]

Watch the video version here: https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/v-w/

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