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THIS is a
revolutionary NEW way to learn/teach intonation, which I, Leon of Leon's planet
created myself. I hope you like it. I encourage feedback.
is one of those things best taught by a native speaker, however, I recently
decided that it might not be necessary to have a native speaker present. Just
follow the technique that I have designed, and you will be able to teach yourself.
how to teach YOURSELF intonation)
Get an English text/composition.
Mark the stress according to the following system ACE=strongest stress, 10=least
(Words that are exceptions receive NO stress). [I suggest you use
to the rule
= Negative ADVERBS
for example: not,
can't, won't, wouldn't, shouldn't, etc.
ALSO: italicized words
= All other ADVERBS
extremely, especially, very,
ad-infinitum, even, yes, no
good, bad, ugly,
that, this, those, these
and Articles like...
a, an, the
and possessive pronouns like...
his, her, its, their
Linking verbs like...
BE (the copula)
'THERE BE' (existential verb)
get (+adj.), feel (+adj.)
And so-called, "helping" verbs
(AKA: auxiliary verbs) like...
can, will, could, would, should
merits, form, study, people,
time, language, way
I, me, we, us,
You, you, you-all, your,
He, him, they, them,
She, her, it
making your text, practice reading it with the intonation as marked. You
may wish to get a native speaker check to see that you've marked it
appropriately. But, practice can be done by yourself, without the aid of a
and Repeat. (mp3 at bottom).
See how the brighter the
word, the stronger the stress.
And then, one should practice reading aloud over
and over again.
words and ALL-CAPS words are stressed strongly.
ONE FINAL LEGAL
I, (Leon Priz), have designed this
form of study for intonation BY MYSELF. I designed it, taught it, and have
been teaching it for years (at least since 1995, when I started teaching EFL to
adults). I therefore reserve the right to name this method of study.
Also, unless anyone has come up with this idea before me, I reserve all rights
to the invention of this technique. I do not know if someone has come up
with such an idea until this very day. I publish this idea here for all to
use (as learner), to quote (as academic), or to implement (as teacher), however,
I would appreciate all persons following the conventions of our modern, global
society and give me credit for inventing this technique of study.
The name that I shall
give to this technique is: Phonemic
Please give credit where credit is due.
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