Updated: April 19, 2021

Learn how to pronounce “gaol” with the American Pronunciation Guide (“APG”)!

The American Pronunciation Guide is devoted to descriptive linguistics–i.e., the study of the internal phonological, grammatical, and semantic structures of languages without reference to the history of the language or comparison with other languages. We believe that the best way to learn how to say “gaol” (or any other word) is to listen to the pronunciation of our peers. To help foster such descriptive learning, we provide videos combining relevant clips from popular culture. Enjoy!


Australia's Most Notorious Outlaw – Ned Kelly, The Infographics Show, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIE3wqKMKKE

Kilmainham Gaol Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia, Expedia, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsC4cjKyggM

The real war on drugs: America's opioid epidemic | Foreign Correspondent, ABC News In-depth, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgobWEK_Ny4

Should Computers Run the World? – with Hannah Fry, The Royal Institution, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzhpf1Ai7Z4

Ireland Travel Skills, Rick Steves’ Europe, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KyjmUX2-Sw

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