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don't know how to put in the pictures but here is an excerpt from one of the worksheets I made when I was teaching English in Mongolia:
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English and Mongolian are two very different languages. The alphabets are different. The grammar is different. So of course how we speak them will be different. Mongolians use the back of their throats when talking. For example the letter X as in хѳѳрхѳн хайртай хонгор минь. In fact, Mongolian throat singing (хѳѳмий) uses only the throat! In comparison, English speakers use their diaphragms (ѳрц) when talking. The sounds are softer, like a wind. Because of this, correct pronunciation can be very difficult for many Mongolians. I’ve found that the most common mistakes are with W vs. V, F vs. P, words beginning with the letter S, and of course TH.

The Mongolian letter B translates into both the English letters W and V. Most Mongolians pronounce them both like a W (so Village becomes Willage, Vodka becomes Wodka). To correctly pronounce the letter W your lips go out like a kiss, but they do not touch. With the V sound you should put your upper teeth on your lower lip and have a little buzz (like a bee). Remember: V is for Vampire, so use your teeth! Try saying the word WEST and VEST. Do they sound different? What about WET and VET (short for veterinarian)?

The letters Ф and П (F and P in English) are not used a lot in the Mongolian language. If they are used it is usually with foreign words (Фото, Пиво), so correct pronunciation can be difficult. Like the letter V, when saying F your upper teeth should touch you lower lip. But, there is no buzz. With P, start with your lips together and then stronger push the air out. Remember to POP you Ps like a balloon. Try saying the words FAT and PAT. Do they sound different? What about FREE and PRE-?

When a word begins with the letter S, many Mongolians will first pronounce a soft e sound (so Star becomes eStar, Student becomes eStudent). To correctly say S words open your throat! Practice by taking a deep breath. When you breathe out your teeth should be close together with your tongue just behind them. It should sound like the hiss of a snake or the sizzle of sausage frying.

Finally, every Mongolian’s favorite sound…TH! This is the most difficult sound for Mongolians to say correctly. First take a deep breath in. Next, stick out your tongue. Then breathe out. That is how we make the TH sound. It will feel strange because your mouth in not used to making this sound, but it is easy to do. Remember to stick out your tongue. Little kids can do it, and so can you! Now…can you say the number 3 (three)? What about 33 (thirty-three)? 333 (three hundred thirty-three)? 3,333 (three thousand three hundred thirty-three)?

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don't know how to put in the pictures but here is an excerpt from one of the worksheets I made when I was teaching English in Mongolia:
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English and Mongolian are two very different languages. The alphabets are different. The grammar is different. So of course how we speak them will be different. Mongolians use the back of their throats when talking. For example the letter X as in хѳѳрхѳн хайртай хонгор минь. In fact, Mongolian throat singing (хѳѳмий) uses only the throat! In comparison, English speakers use their diaphragms (ѳрц) when talking. The sounds are softer, like a wind. Because of this, correct pronunciation can be very difficult for many Mongolians. I’ve found that the most common mistakes are with W vs. V, F vs. P, words beginning with the letter S, and of course TH.

The Mongolian letter B translates into both the English letters W and V. Most Mongolians pronounce them both like a W (so Village becomes Willage, Vodka becomes Wodka). To correctly pronounce the letter W your lips go out like a kiss, but they do not touch. With the V sound you should put your upper teeth on your lower lip and have a little buzz (like a bee). Remember: V is for Vampire, so use your teeth! Try saying the word WEST and VEST. Do they sound different? What about WET and VET (short for veterinarian)?

The letters Ф and П (F and P in English) are not used a lot in the Mongolian language. If they are used it is usually with foreign words (Фото, Пиво), so correct pronunciation can be difficult. Like the letter V, when saying F your upper teeth should touch you lower lip. But, there is no buzz. With P, start with your lips together and then stronger push the air out. Remember to POP you Ps like a balloon. Try saying the words FAT and PAT. Do they sound different? What about FREE and PRE-?

When a word begins with the letter S, many Mongolians will first pronounce a soft e sound (so Star becomes eStar, Student becomes eStudent). To correctly say S words open your throat! Practice by taking a deep breath. When you breathe out your teeth should be close together with your tongue just behind them. It should sound like the hiss of a snake or the sizzle of sausage frying.

Finally, every Mongolian’s favorite sound…TH! This is the most difficult sound for Mongolians to say correctly. First take a deep breath in. Next, stick out your tongue. Then breathe out. That is how we make the TH sound. It will feel strange because your mouth in not used to making this sound, but it is easy to do. Remember to stick out your tongue. Little kids can do it, and so can you! Now…can you say the number 3 (three)? What about 33 (thirty-three)? 333 (three hundred thirty-three)? 3,333 (three thousand three hundred thirty-three)?


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