The symbols /ᴐ:/ and /ᴐ/ represent vowel sounds in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Let’s take a closer look at each of these sounds:
1. /ᴐ:/ (Open-Mid Back Rounded Vowel): This sound is typically represented by the symbol /ᴐ:/ in the IPA. It is an open-mid back rounded vowel. In terms of pronunciation, it is similar to the vowel sound in British English “law” or “caught.” The tongue is positioned in the back of the mouth, and the lips are rounded.
2. /ᴐ/ (Open-Mid Back Unrounded Vowel): This sound is typically represented by the symbol /ᴐ/ in the IPA. It is an open-mid back unrounded vowel. It is similar to the vowel sound in some varieties of American English in words like “cot” or “top.” The tongue is positioned in the back of the mouth, but the lips are not rounded.
It’s important to note that the specific pronunciation of these vowels may vary depending on the language or dialect being spoken. The examples provided are general approximations to help convey the idea of the sounds, but actual pronunciation may differ based on individual variations and regional accents.
Transcribe any ten words of your choice from the proactive words above and identify the vowel /ᴐ:/ AND /ᴐ/
Give ten words contrast of these sounds /ᴐ:/ AND /ᴐ/