Proper Pronunciation Guide


[tɛk̚ nik]


  • Pronounce the letters “ch” as a stopped “k”—//—that is, stop-but-do-not-explode the “k”, releasing the air on the following consonant—
  • Pronounce the letter “i” like the name of the letter “e”—
    /i/—and stress it.
  • Pronounce the letter “q” as
  • Do not pronounce the final letters “ue.”

Practice Sentence:

He invented a new technique for playing the guitar in which he holds the instrument between his legs as you would a cello.


The guitarist Paul Galbraith has done exactly what is described in the practice sentence.
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