Episode Transcript

Hey guys. It’s Hadar, and today is part two of the top ten words for tech professionals.

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Data. it is not duh-ta duh-ta. The D here is actually a flap T which sounds like a D and the first sound is a as in dei-. Dei-duh. Dei-duh. You can also say daa-duh and then use the /aa/ as in father sound but still make sure it’s a flap T. Daa-duh. Big Data database.

Silicon Valley, woo hoo!
It’s not “seeleecon vallee”. Si-li-kaan primary stress on the first syllable si-li and then it’s the /aa/ as in father. Although there’s an O here. It’s actually an ah – kaan. Si-li-kaan and then Valley. The first syllable is the /a/ as in cat, don’t swallow it. Valli Valli. Va-lee, Va-lee, Si-li-kaan Va-lee. It’s all about the rhythm. ta-da’-da tata. Si-li-kaan Va-lee. I’m heading to Silicon Valley.

Engineer.
Here the primary stress is on the last syllable. En-j’-NEER. It is not engineer. en- juh-juh – schwa. So there is no A. It is not n-j. En-j’-NEER, as in here, so it’s a high E and then you relax it to an R or tense it. Engineer.

Product.
The primary stress is on the first syllable PRAA. There is no O so it’s not PRO-duct but an open ah sound PRAA-d’-ct’. Think of it as The Devil Wears PRAA-da. The Devil Wears PRAA-d’ct. PRAA-d’-ct and then the second syllable is reduced duct.

user experience
UX. User. YUW-z’r you start with the word YUW and then you shift to the ZZZ sound. It’s not YUW-s’-r. YUW-‘z bring the tongue up for the R. YUW-z’r experience. i, i as in sit. Ik-SPEE high ee. That’s the primary stress so go higher in pitch. Ik-SPEE-ree-y’ns. y’ns, y’ns. It’s not ik-SPEE-ree-ens. There is no E sound here. Ik-SPEE-ree-y’ns. User experience. Say it as if it’s one word and connect everything together YUW-z’r ik-SPEE-ree-y’ns.

Third-party.
Third-party, it’s not fe’rd PAR-dee it’s not te’rd-party or te’rd-party. Th’rd PAR-dee. Th’rd – bring the tongue up for the th and pull it in immediately for the R. There is no vowel in the middle: th’r, th’rd and then again it’s another set phrase th’rd PAR-dee. PAR: pop the P put a little H after PAR the T becomes a D. PAR-dee. Third party.

Application.
It’s not pluh-KEI-sh’n. Application the primary stress here is the KEI syllable, ap-luh-KEI-sh’n but you want to emphasize a little bit the first syllable which is the secondary stress here it’s the /a/ as in cat. So you gotta open your mouth, push your tongue forward and pull your lips to the sides – /a/ /ap/ then it’s a schwa. Ap-luh-KEI primary stress and another schwa, a reduced vowel. Shin shin. Ap-luh-KEI-sh’n. Application, App. App developer – application.

Interface.
The beginning is the word ‘inter’ like ‘internet’ or ‘international’. Now, when the T appears after an N it is often dropped. So you may say something like ‘inner’, ‘inner’, ‘innerface’ and then it’s just the word ‘face’ as in “look at her face”. Feis. IN-t’r-feis. Interface, it actually sounds like “in her face”.

Model versus module
It’s not mod-ul and mod-al, okay? Both words are close in meaning and pronunciation, but let’s talk about the pronunciation here. Model. The O is the /aa/ as in father /maa/ and then it’s a D that shifts immediately to the L. MAA-dl. Make it a light D. MAA-dl, and a dark L: MAA-dl. The word module starts with it ‘maa’ as well but then it’s not a D it’s a ju sound like general. MAA-juwl and then it’s the u as a YUW. MAA-juwl and then a dark L, you can have a little W there before. module. Model – module, not the same.

Security.
Security primary stress is on the second syllable s’k-YU-r’ -dee. Now you actually have two ways to say this word I’m gonna teach you the easier way. And here you want to combine the Y and the R. Y’R to connect them s’k-Y’R-ud-dee and then you reduce it to a schwa sound, a flap T so it sounds like a D and an E sound at the end R-uh-dee, R-uh-dee, R-uh-dee. S’k-Y’R-uh-dee. Secure, Y’R-uh, as in “your country”. Security.

I hope this was helpful. Please share this video with all your tech friends and friends in general, and if you have any questions or requests on how to pronounce other words let me know in the comments below.

Have a great week and I will see you next week in the next video. Bye.