Adventures in Language

Learning Tips & Tricks | Why Is Pronunciation So Hard?

January 06, 2022 Mango Languages
Adventures in Language
Learning Tips & Tricks | Why Is Pronunciation So Hard?
Show Notes

Mastering pronunciation in a new language can be really challenging. But you shouldn't feel bad about it – because there are real underlying reasons for why that’s the case! In this podcast, your language guide Emily (linguist, PhD) summarizes exactly why pronouncing words in your target language can be difficult, so that you can feel more confident and in control of your language learning process!

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Wondering what languages were used in today’s episode?
Farsi (Persian)| سَلام، چِطورید؟ (sahLAHM, cheTOHreed) means ‘Hello, how are you?!’ and خُداحافِظ means ‘Goodbye.’
Modern Standard Arabic | بدون إطالة (bidoon iTaala) means ‘without further ado’ (lit. ‘without long talk)
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Emily Sabo (PhD, University of Michigan) is a linguist at Mango Languages. A Pittsburgh native, her areas of specialization are the social and cognitive factors that impact bilingual language processing. Having studied 7 languages and lived in various countries abroad, she sees multilingualism -- and the cultural diversity that accompanies it -- as the coolest of superpowers. Complementary to her work at Mango, Emily is a Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Tennessee, a Producer of the “We Are What We Speak’ docuseries, and get this...a storytelling standup comedian!

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