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VOWEL /ᴐ:/ AND /ᴐ/

Cork                                                               cock Cord                                                              cod Forks                                                             fox Nought                                                         knot Naught                                                         knoffy

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.

/ᴐ:/                                                                /ᴐ/

Cork                                                               cock

Cord                                                              cod

Forks                                                             fox

Nought                                                         knot

Naught                                                         knoffy

Odd                                                               awed

Port                                                               pot

Shorn                                                            shone

Nought                                                         not

Short                                                             shot

Sport                                                             spot

Taught                                                          tot

Dawn                                                            don

EVALUATION

Transcribe any ten words of your choice from the proactive words above and identify the vowel         /ᴐ:/ AND /ᴐ/

ASSIGNMENT

Give ten words contrast of these sounds  /ᴐ:/ AND /ᴐ/

See also

SYNONYMS

REFLEXIVE AND RELATIVE PRONOUNS

VOWEL /ӕ/ and /ӡ:/

PERSONAL AND POSSESSIVES PRONOUN

NASAL SOUND / m n, ɳ/

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