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Italian I

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! I’m excited to say we will be starting another gorgeous language this week: Italian! Italian is another one of the Romance languages, and is pretty similar to Spanish and French. It does have its own special sounds and spellings though. In this video, we’ll explore a brief background of Italian, look at 10 sample Italian words, and take a look at common Italian stems. Italian is a beautiful, consistent language, and we can definitely thank it for our wonderful words of music and food!

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Spanish IV

Happy Saturday everyone! This week, we will take a look at vowel sounds in Spanish. In this installment, we will start with vowel sounds pertaining to “a”, “e”, and “i”, and we will finish up the rest in the next video. Spanish vowels give Spanish its beautiful lilting sounds, and they are fairly consistent and easy to learn. Enjoy!

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Spanish III

Hello all! In this installment of the Spanish series, we will finish up Spanish consonants. Enjoy!

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Spanish II

Happy New Year everyone! We’ll start 2014 with the second installment of the Spanish series…in this video, we’ll look at some consonant sounds and their spellings. In the next few videos, we’ll wrap up the consonants and move on to the vowel sounds in Spanish. Enjoy!

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Spanish I

Good afternoon everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Now we will start our study of another Romance language, Spanish. Spanish is closely related to French, which we have already covered, and also comes from Latin as well, which we have looked at also. In this first video, we will take a look at its background, some sample words to get you acquainted with the style of the language, and some common stems that pop up quite frequently. Enjoy!

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Finally, I have put the link to Scott Remer’s Words of Wisdom (2nd Edition) book in the Introduction post. Scott has been an invaluable mentor and I would like to thank him for all he has done.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2014!

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French IV

Hi all! This week, we will look at the remaining French vowel sounds and the rules that apply to them. In the next video (for next week), we will finish up by looking at some complex consonant sounds in French. Please enjoy!

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Stress Pronunciation

Hi everyone! Today we’ll take a look at a very interesting topic in many different languages – stress and word inflection. Basically this is about how to pronounce words with the correct intonation. Stress pronunciation is very influential in English, because most English words have a certain syllable that is emphasized when pronounced. Of course, anything with pronunciation is crucial to our understanding of words, so stress pronunciation is pretty significant!

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