How To Produce the TH Sound
How many times do you think you used the "th" sound in conversation?
The "Th" sound is a pretty important sound.
I think you would agree after reading why.
Importance in a Nutshell:
1) It is the most commonly occurring consonant sound in English. Think about it...the word "the". It is an article, and we use them quite a bit. /Th/ is also found in pronouns. How often do we use pronouns? Again- A lot!
2) If it isn't produced correctly, it can become a different word. This can make things get confusing and/or uncomfortable for not only you as the speaker but the listener. Have you ever stood there wondering what the other person said and didn't want to ask the umpteenth time? Better yet, what about when you spoke to your OWN family and discovered you weren't used to their accent anymore. You can't believe you don't understand your own parents because you have been away too long. What?!! Yes, that has happened.
3. The sound is not in many other languages.
When that happens, you might substitute it for another sound.
How to Produce /TH/
Watch the video for word and sentence practice:
in and stick the tip of your tongue between your teeth
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Hello, my name is Gladdie. I am a Speech Language Pathologist, who teaches accents and provides pronunciation training.