Proper Pronunciation Guide

failure

[fe͜iəɫ jɚ]

Tips:

  • Pronounce the vowel in the first syllable like the name of the letter “a”—

    /e͜i/.

  • Use the y-like consonant glide

    /j/ to link from the frist to the seond syllable—from
    /e͜i/ to
    /ə/.

  • Pronounce the third syllable—spelled “ure”—as /jɚ/, the y-like consonant glide

    /j/ followed by the unstressed R-Vowel
    /ɚ/ .

Practice Sentence:

His failure to renew his parking permit resulted in his getting a parking ticket.
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