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.
This week we’re going to talk about some of the most difficult words in tech for non-native speakers.
Missed the first part? Check it out! https://hadarshemesh.com/podcast/95/
Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:
- Data: dey-duh [IPA: ˈdeɪɾə]
- Silicon Valley: si-li-kaan va-lee [IPA: ˈsɪlɪkɑn ˈvæli]
- Engineer: en-djuh-nir [IPA: ˌendʒəˈnɪɹ]
- Product: praa-d’kt [IPA: ˈpɹɑːdəkt]
- User experience (UX): yuw-z’r ik-spi-ri-y’ns [IPA: ˈjuːzəɹ ɪkˈspɪɹiəns]
- Third party: th’rd paar-dee [IPA: θɜːɹd ˈpɑːɹɾi]
- Application: ap-luh-key-sh’n [IPA: ˌæpləˈkeɪʃən]
- Interface: in-t’r-feys [IPA: ˈɪntəɹfeɪs] or i-ner-feys [IPA: ˈɪnəɹfeɪs]
- Model: maa-d’l [IPA: ˈmɑːdəl]
- Module: maa-djuwl [IPA: ˈmɑːdʒuːl]
- Security: suh-kyu-ruh-dee [IPA: səˈkjʊrəɾi]
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