Schwa schwa schwa

English pronunciation can lead us a merry dance and the schwa sound (or non-sound) is something that can be perplexing for students in whose language it does not exist.  It should not, however, be feared and I have never met anyone incapable of producing it.

Check out the link to Russian Red’s version of the Cyndi Lauper classic Girls just wanna have fun.  When I first heard her sing Cigarettes I thought she was Scottish or Irish because of the Celtic lilt to her voice, but with a name like Lourdes Hernández that’s unlikely, isn’t it?!

 

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