Halloween is coming! Do you have any plan? Going to a Halloween Party? Or playing “Trick or Treat” around your neighborhood? Who do you want to be this Halloween? What will you dress up?
Wanna have some suggestions? Here is top 15 characters for you that you can try this Halloween 2017. And as usual, ELSA’s tips to pronounce the characters’ names correctly.
- Rapuzel from Tangled
* Many people usually pronounce /rɑˈpʌnzəl/.
For the first syllabus, it’s /rə/ instead of /rɑ/
- Olaf from Frozen
*Remember that ‘Olaf’ has ending sound /f/.
/f/ is the voiceless version of /v/, and only air passes through the mouth.
- Tinkerbell from Peter Pan
*Remember to put stress on the first syllabus. It’s TIN-ker-bell, not tin-KER-bell or tin-ker-BELL
- Maleficent from Maleficent
*The stress should be in the second syllabus /le/, and the first syllabus should be pronounced /mə/, instead of /mæ/
- Cinderella from Cinderella
- Peter Pan from Peter Pan
- Hobbit from The Hobbit
- Pennywise the Clown from IT
*Remember that the ending sound is /z/.
According to pronuncian.com, here is how to pronounce /z/ sound perfectly.
To create the /z/, the front of the tongue is placed close to the tooth ridge. The tip of the tongue should be close to the upper backside of the top front teeth. The tongue is kept tense as air is pushed between a small groove along the center of the tip of the tongue and the front of the tooth ridge. The front sides of the tongue touch the side teeth toward the front of the mouth. The lips are held slightly tense during the sound.
- Minion from Despicable Me
- Wonder Woman from Wonder Woman
* Remember to put stress on the third syllabus. The first syllabus should be pronounced /kli/, instead of /klɛ/
- Russell from UP!
*What is the difference between /ʌ/ vs /ə/. Why is it /ˈrʌsəl/, but not /ˈrəsəl/.
The answer is:
– [ʌ] for stressed syllables
you usually see /ʌ/ in words like “cut”, “mutt”, “butter”, “nun” or “luck”
– [ə] for unstressed syllables
you usually see /ə/ “sofa”, “photograph”, or “adore”
- Belle from Beauty and the Beasts
*This word looks like that it has two syllabuses, but actually it only has one syllabus, and we pronounce it /bɛ́l/