Episode Transcript

Hey, it’s Hadar, and this is the Accent’s Way – your way to finding clarity, confidence, and freedom in English. And today we’re going to talk about how appropriately the word ‘resolution’. Resolution.

So, we begin with a ‘re’ sound. R – round your lips, pull the tongue in – there’s a lot of tension there engaged in the tongue – and then you open it to an E – ‘re’. Drop your jaw a little. ‘re’.

Then, the next syllable is ‘zuh’, ‘zuh’. It’s a schwa sound after a Z sound: ‘zuh’, ‘zuh’. ‘re-zuh’, ‘re-zuh’. So there is no ‘o’ sound there, although it’s spelled with an O. Resolution. Okay? It’s not ‘re-zo-lution’ – ‘re-zuh-lution’.

Then we move on to the primary stress – LUW, LUW. It’s an L sound, a little heavy, and then an ‘uw’ vowel, it’s a long vowel. Also, the primary stress is always longer, louder and higher in pitch. We definitely hear it here: ‘re-zuh-LUW’. And then again, sh’n, sh’n, a reduced vowel. We shift from the ‘sh’ sound to the ‘n’ – sh’n. ‘re-zuh-LUW-sh’n’. ta-da-TA-da. Resolution. Resolution.

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All right. Thank you for watching. Have a happy New Year, and I’ll see you next week next year in the next video. Bye.