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  • Hi. This is Bill. And I'm here to help you with some pronunciation

  • Okay. Sometimes in English, we have  

  • words that have letters we don't pronounce. We call them silent letters

  • And, well, right here, I'm going to tell you  about how the letter P can sometimes be silent

  • Now, this happens when the word begins with  the letter P but then it is followed by another  

  • consonant. Now, this is when we ignore the letter  P and we do not actually pronounce that letter

  • It is only silent. So let's look right here

  • What I have in this word ,PN begins the  word, but I'm not going to saypu-neumonia’. 

  • Okay. The P is silent

  • So all I'm going to say ispneumonia’. Okay

  • Andpneumoniais a sickness  that you get in your lungs

  • That you knowwhen you're  breathing, you can get sick

  • It's more common in the wintertime. And it's kind of serious

  • So if you do have pneumonia, I hope you're  seeing a doctor, getting help for that

  • But please, the help I can give  you is don't say, “pu-neumonia.” 

  • Just say, “pneumoniaAnd remember it's a lung sickness

  • When you're breathing, it's  kind of like all right here

  • Okay. Now, the next one here

  • It's not ‘P-salm’. All right

  • Now, this, we just saypsalm’. Now, ‘psalmis, it's a part of the Bible

  • If you read the Bible, if you go to church

  • there's a part of the Bible  that's known as the Psalms

  • Like Psalm 1 Psalm 2 and it's just  you know information from the Bible  

  • and things like that. If you go to church,  

  • you probably talk about that sort of thing. But what we'll talk about right now is that  

  • you should pronounce itpsalm’. Remember, we have a silent ‘p’,  

  • so just pronounce the ‘s’. Now, actually for the rest of these,  

  • you notice PS is getting very common. Because as you look at the next one here,  

  • psychology’. Okay

  • Now, ‘psychologyis a subject that maybe  you or someone you know studies in school

  • psychologyis all about how people think. It's like the way the mind works

  • Like why we think the way we do. That's the study of psychology

  • Again, not ‘p-sychology’, justpsychology’. So then, down here on the next one

  • similar topsychology’, we havepsychiatrist’. Now, ‘psychiatristis a doctor who is an expert  

  • ofpsychology’. Okay

  • They've studied psychology all through university. They know psychology

  • They help people who want to talk to  someone about how they're thinking

  • You know, they want to see  a doctor about their mind

  • they see the psychiatrist. And he helps them with  

  • emotional problems or things like that. But, yes, so a psychiatrist studied psychology

  • Now, also similar, we have thepsychic’. Now, ‘psychicdoesn't study psychology

  • The psychic is more of a fortune-teller. If you're curious, or you want to get  

  • an idea about the future, you might visit a psychic

  • And maybe they check your  hand or they look at cards

  • but a psychic tries to tell you about your future, and that's what they do

  • So, yeah, ‘psychicis more of  what we say a ‘fortune-teller’. 

  • That's a similar term right there. And then down here at the bottom

  • you've probably heard this before ispsycho’. Alright this is someone whose mind is a little  

  • broken. Okay

  • Maybe they do bad things because of it. Many many scary movies have a psycho character  

  • in them who's causing problems for other people. So, yeah, we have that the psycho person

  • It's kind of, maybe evenlittle crazy here, but okay

  • So as you notice, PS very  common, but don't say the P. 

  • Alright. So just one more time,  

  • I'm going to pronounce these for you. So listen up

  • We start with pneumonia, psalm, psychologypsychiatrist, psychic, and psycho

  • So alright. If you ever see these words,  

  • in something you're reading, just remember, there's a silent P, when the word begins with P,  

  • and is followed by a consonant. I hope that helps

  • And I hope you remember it. Have a good day.

Hi. This is Bill. And I'm here to help you with some pronunciation


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