Say It Right Prosody Introductory Text

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Introductory text explaining the nature of prosody - the stress, intonation and rhythm patterns used in words, phrases and connected speech - to teachers and learners of English on the Say It Right multimedia English pronunciation course.

Vocal Characteristics



Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)


British (England - South East - Oxford, Sussex) British (General) British (Received Pronunciation - RP, BBC)


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say it right. Prasidh E. Pross Adi Learning the sounds of a language continents, vowels on dip thongs or, in other words, the smallest segments of speech is very important, though not sufficient to speak that language correctly. Although segments do carry some information, it is the elements larger than sounds, syllables, words, phrases, clauses and sentences that are able to express more complex linguistic information. The form of utterances, statements, questions, imperatives, et cetera. Emphasis, Contrast. Focus. The speaker's attitude or emotional state, et cetera. When we read a book, many of these elements are not directly present in the text. Or at best the reader must guess or conclude thumb themselves when we listen to the text of the same book performed by a trained actor in an audio book. These elements come to us in the form of speech, making it easier for us to recognise whether the narrator is happy or sad, whether he speaks with anger or irony or sarcasm. This is all done by means of Prasidh E, which is comprised of super segmental elements such as stress, intonation, rhythm on connected speech is the actor's rendering of the text the only one possible certainly not. Each time we see a performance of Hamlet, we may leave the theatre with a different idea of who the main protagonist actually is. Our impressions will depend on how the actor portraying the Prince of Denmark wanted us to see his character by means of using various aspects of Prasidh e to some extent learning. Prosit ikan be intuitive, particularly when it comes to expressing emotions or attitudes. Even if we don't see the speaker, we will probably recognise that he or she is happy or sad, laughing or crying. There are, however, many aspects of Prasidh E, which are not universal but characteristic of a specific language, only learning the rules of words. Stress may not be a difficult task in Polish or French or Italian or many other languages in which these rules are fairly simple and consistent. English, however, does not have a fixed word stress on DH, so the word combined khun be pronounced ahs. Combine or combine wetsuit, Khun B, a single lexical item, pronounced wet suit or a phrase pronounced wet suit. The word Democratic does not have the strongest primary stress on the same syllable as the word from which it is derived democracy on DH. In fact, it's stress pattern may even change in a phrase such as democratic government learning, where to put the primary stress in a phrase or claws on what kind of tone to use is crucial to distinguish the different meanings of sentences. Like Tim is my brother, who lives in Frantz on DH. Tim is my brother who lives in Frantz, or this is my sister Betty on DH. This is my sister Betty, or sentences where even punctuation cannot offer any help. The police shot the rioters with guns, meaning either that the police shot the rioters who had guns, or that the police used guns to shoot. The rioters say it right. Prasidh e contains hundreds of useful exercises with thousands of words. Phrases, sentences on short dialogues, presenting all elements of Prasidh E. They have bean recorded in standard British on General American by professional voice over artists, contents, word stress, primary and weak stress patterns. Alternating tertiary stress patterns. Non alternating tertiary stress patterns. Secondary stress patterns now on compounds with compound stress now on compounds with phrase stress, stress of adjective compounds, stress of herb compounds, compounds versus phrases Stress shift stressed suffixes stress attracting suffixes. Stress neutral. Suffolk sees hetero names. Frase stress Normal phrase dress contrast of stress chunking