Pronunciation (and ways of spelling) /ʃ/ in English (Spanish and Basque learners)

There are about twelve different spellings that have the /ʃ/ sound in English and none in Spanish, but luckily the x in caixa in Catalan, the x in kaixon in Euskara (Basque) and X as in Xabie Alonso, who seems to be well known in Spain, are all pronounced (most of the time) as /ʃ/ .

So when learners are experiencing difficulties with any of the spellings below first write Caixa and Xabie Alonso (and possibly kaixon) on the board,’ drill’  their pronunciation then move to the problem words:

Xabie, shop, Xabie, dash, Xabie, chablis etc.

shop/dash/hash/slash\ back slash

champagne/chablis/chic/machine

addition

division

suspicion/electrician/vicious

sugar/sure

ocean

tissue/assure

fascist

fuchsia

schnapps /schedule (Eng) schedule(K US)

nauseous (US)

<a rel=”license” href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/”><img alt=”Creative Commons Licence” style=”border-width:0″ src=”http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-sa/3.0/88×31.png” /></a><br /><span xmlns:dct=”http://purl.org/dc/terms/” href=”http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text” property=”dct:title” rel=”dct:type”>watersdw30 blog</span> by <a xmlns:cc=”http://creativecommons.org/ns#” href=”https://watersdw30.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1&amp;action=edit” property=”cc:attributionName” rel=”cc:attributionURL”>https://watersdw30.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1&amp;action=edit</a&gt; is licensed under a <a rel=”license” href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/”>Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License</a>.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: