14 Mar

The Way We Speak

Tuesday 14th March

What a strange language English is!!


Do you want an apple?

In spoken English, ‘Do you’ contracts to ‘d’you’, which sounds the same as ‘Jew’. The ‘t’ in ‘want’ is silent, so we have ‘d’you wan’ which is (almost) idententical to ‘Jew on’.

Check out my pronunciation charts with audio here: Pronunciation Centre: Sounds of English