Written TH is pronounced several ways.
How do we pronounce written TH, /θ, ð/ …
In the middle of a word…
1) voiceless /θ/ = 3 words
2) voiced /ð/ = th + er
3) irregular = 5 words
Whether the weather is fine,
Or whether the weather is not,
Whether the weather is cold,
Or whether the weather is hot,
We’ll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!
to weather … the weather … whether
/ˈwɛ-ðɚ/ … /ˈwɛ-ðɚ/ … /ˈwɛ-ðɚ/
In this tongue twister,
the verb “to weather” means to do your best to get
through a difficult situation, such as a divorce or death.
And now it’s your turn.
Here’s your audio pronunciation quiz.
voiceless /θ/ … voiced /ð/ … /silent/?