- Vowel /D/:- Is a short vowel. To pronounce /D/ the tongue is low in the mouth but it is pushed towards the back. The lips from a round shape. g. (i) Elliot lost his little dog.
(ii) Put the doll in the baby’s cot
- Vowel /Ɔ/:- to pronounce /Ɔ/, the tongue position and the round shape of the lips are the same as for /D/, but it is a long vowel.
e.g. (i) Boys wear shorts in the boarding-house
(ii) The goalkeeper caught the ball in the air.
Note the following words: Shorts, boarding, caught, ball
EVALUATION: From the following sentence, identify the word(s) that has these vowel sounds in them /D/ and /Ɔ:/
(i) What do you want? (2) He shot at the dog on this spot (3) I wander what Mr. Lot wants (4) Lanre bought four pots at the port.
Construct 5 sentences (each) that have these vowel sounds in them – /D/ and /Ɔ:/