- The Alphabet
2. Days of the Week
How to Pronounce the Days of the Week
In order to pronounce the days of the week clearly and correctly, you should be aware of four pronunciation rules.
1. Syllable stress
Since days of the week are compound nouns, you need to stress (emphasize) the first syllable. This rule applies to most compound nouns.
2. The correct sounds of S
When the letter S is located in the middle or at the end of a word, you’ll often need to pronounce it with a /z/ sound.
3. The interdental Th sound
You need to use a clear interdental Th sound in Thursday.
4.The tapped T sound
You need to use a tapped T sound in Saturday.
Words for practice
Here’s my semi phonetic spelling of the dayz of the week.
- WENzday (note the dropped syllable)
Here are two more words that fit into this pattern.
3. The twelve months of the year
Listen to the a song about months
4. Numbers from 1 to 20