Pronunciation: a couple of tips

~ pronuncia: un paio di dritte ~

🔵 Nelle parole che contengono la sillaba –tion
l’accento cade sulla sillaba precedente:

  • national
  • rational
  • nationalism
  • dictionary
  • stationary
  • sensational
  • international
  • revolutionary
  • production
  • contraction
  • organization
  • civilization
  • institution
  • revolution
  • contribution
  • introduction
  • information
  • confermation
  • conversation
  • contradiction
  • intervention
  • supposition
  • instigation
  • nationalization

🔵 Nelle parole che contengono la sillaba –ity– oppure –ety
l’accento cade sempre sulla sillaba precedente:

  • quality
  • equality
  • ability
  • anxiety
  • reality
  • variety
  • society
  • sobriety
  • capacity
  • necessity
  • curiosity
  • instability
  • relativity
  • ambiguity
  • continuity
  • possibility
  • technicality
  • impossibility
  • inferiority
  • superiority

Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

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