Why is the schwa so important? 

As the most common vowel sound in the English language, the schwa can sometimes tell you if a word is a noun or a verb. Did you know RE-cord (the noun) is pronounced differently than re-CORD (the verb)? And there are many like that. Watch my latest video to learn more. 

And I suggest you watch part 1, part 2 and part 3 of this 5-part series. Each video looks at one aspect of the schwa and how it influences our speech in different contexts.