Two Important Sounds of an American Accent

Are you looking for some important sounds of an American accent? If so, you are in the right place! In this article I’m going to show you two very important sounds that will instantly make your accent a lot better. Here they are!

1. “T” sound

Americans pronounce “T” as “D” when it falls between two vowels, for example in “better”, “butter”, “Betty”, “leather” or “water”. It’s very important – it’s one of the most common things. If you hear someone speaking “wader” instead of “water”, he’s probably from the United States. It’s very easy to learn this rule and it will instantly make you speak with a better American accent.

2. The schwa

The schwa is a reduced vowel. It’s the most popular sound in American English. It’s everywhere (even in “everywhere”)! How does it sound like? Look up how to pronounce words such as “lemon” (“o” is the schwa), “taken” (“e” is the schwa) or “everywhere” (the second “e” is the schwa). Learn this sound – it’s extremely important! You can’t speak good American English if you don’t know it.

That’s it – two super important sounds of an American accent. If you learn these two sounds alone, you’ll notice a great improvement in your accent. However, it’s only the beginning. If you are looking for more tips on how to improve your American accent, subscribe to my mailing list to get free lessons on how to learn an American accent. Click here to go to the homepage, enter your name and email and get them now!