In this lesson we are going to compare the difficult sounds SH /∫/ and ZH /ʒ/.
They are called fricatives in English. The ‘SH sound‘ is voiceless; the ‘ZH sound‘ is voiced.
Look at the articulation of these sounds:
And now let’s see how to make the sounds SH /∫/ and ZH /ʒ/ and practice them:
Let’s look at some pairs and repeat:
- emotion – erosion
- excursion – exclusion
- invention – invasion
- ancient – Asian
If you want to practice tongue twisters with ‘SH’ sound, click here.