Author: Ela Britchkow, Speech Therapist, Certified American English Pronunciation, Accent Reduction Specialist
Many English consonant sounds do not exist in Spanish: they include the voiced and voiceless “th”; /v/; /z/; “sh”;”zh”; /y/; and /h/. To speak with an American accent, Spanish speakers need to clearly pronounce these English consonant sounds:
/th/ -depending on the variety of Spanish /th/ may be voiceless or voiced.
/P/, /t/ and /k/ are not aspirated and sound more like /b//, d/ and /g/.
When a word begins with an /s/ cluster or blend (2-3 consonants together like sm, sn, sl str, etc.)
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