Tip-tip Menangkap Sebutan

Last week Coach Sha stepped into HandyPro studio again for another two sessions of VO (voice over) for TV Pendidikan new series.  Simply put, the voice you’d hear on the show would be…her voice.

When reading text, especially ones filled with technical and scientific terms, preparation is a must.

Here Coach Sha will share some tips on how to catch pronunciation.

Tip Sure Boleh! Menangkap Sebutan Bahasa Inggeris

1.  Baca teks dengan kuat (bukanlah sekuat hati, tetapi sekadar dapat didengar oleh telinga sendiri.)  Untuk dapatkan ‘feel’ dan supaya tidak diganggu oleh bunyi sekeliling, tutup kedua-dua telinga dengan jari atau tangan.  Ibarat memakai ‘headphone’.

2.  Bila kita membaca di dalam hati, kita tidak begitu peka terhadap sebutan.  Kita baca untuk faham dan ‘enjoy’.  Tetapi, apabila kita melafazkan perkataan B. Inggeris satu-persatu, mata, lidah, telinga dan otak betul-betul berfungsi. 

  • Mata melihat perkataan dan tanda baca (penting untuk intonasi).
  • Lidah/mulut mengeluarkan bunyi perkataan (organ yang paling kuat bekerja untuk VO).
  • Telinga mendengar sedap atau tidak (tepat atau tidak) bunyi yang dihasilkan.
  • Otak tentu sekali berfikir – Dalam B. Inggeris banyak perkataan yang sama ejaan tapi lain bunyinya.  Contoh:  ‘present’ – Hmm..PREHzen ataupun priZEN?  Ayat dan jalan cerita pastinya membantu.

3.  Apabila bingung dan buntu dan was-was tentang sebutan yang betul, apa lagi..rujuk la kamus.  Kamus terbaik untuk membantu sebutan ialah online dictionary ataupun kamus dalam bentuk CD.  

Pendek kata, kamus yang boleh ‘bersuara’.   (Melainkan kita mahir dengan ejaan fonetik, kamus English-English sudah memadai.  Tetapi kebanyakan kita cepat pening dan kalut melihat simbol-simbol macam ulat tu kan?)

Contoh online dictionaryhttp://dictionary.reference.com

Taipkan perkataan, klik pada sebutan, dengar dan mimik.  Mudah sahaja!  

Tetapi dalam banyak-banyak petua, petua seterusnya yang paling membantu:

Baca, baca, baca dan dengar, dengar, dengar betul-betul.  

Lagi kerap kita baca, lagi bertambah vocab kita.  Subhanallah!  Ilmu yang dikurniakan Allah SWT amat luas dan berjuta-juta cabangnya.  Reading widens your horizon.

Lagi kerap kita dengar B. Inggeris, lagi terdedah telinga kita kepada sebutan, loghat dan dialek Inggeris yang berbeza.  Biasakan telinga mendengar dan mulut mengulang.

So, keep reading and let the words out from your mouth.  You can do it, InshaAllah!

Posted on September 10, 2008, in Inside ESB, Tips in English & BM and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yes, i agree with this suggestion and idea because long time ago when I was in ITM before, I learned much about basic , advance and intermmediate test of oral conversation. The tips that had given can give improvement to us but for me after graduated there, I have no friend to converse this language but just paractice it in waritting and finally I still not be able to speak well the words with good pronounciation. How can I over come this problem.The other problem , I have a little bad hearing problem when I was always use earphone to listen the music for the last 10 years ago. So now I fell very sad to this problem. What should I do?Do I need a friend to learn it together or what ?. For your info, I never good in english but after further study there, I feel something different in myself about english. Anybody have comments about this?.

  2. Salam Mr. Saipurahim,

    1. Of course, it’s easier to take on a challenge when we have friends right? They are like a support system. We call them our SPARRING PARTNERS. Anybody can be our sparring partner – colleagues, family members, the uncle selling newspaper, the adik at the cafe, just anyone who enjoys chatting in English. Even if there’s no one, do what we do – sing English songs out loud in the car, mimic when watching English movies or listening to English radio station. That’s the beauty of language learning: it’s flexible and fun!

    2. Hmmm….a hearing problem? Maybe you should consult an expert on that (come to think of it, when use handphones too much, it could lead to the same problem too right?)

    3. Thank you for contributing your thoughts. It opens our mind. All the best!

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