Break ‘maybe‘ down into sounds: [MAY] + [BEE] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them. Record yourself saying ‘maybe‘ in full sentences, then watch yourself and listen. You’ll be able to mark your mistakes quite easily.
How is ate pronounced?
The traditional RP pronunciation of ate is /ɛt/. The second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary agrees: /ɛt/, occasionally /eɪt/.
How is the number 6 pronounced?
How do you read supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?
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