Sunday, 4 November 2012

The sounds /ɔ/ /ɔ:/

Although there are not specific rules to know how to pronounce words or sounds in English, we will try to help you distinguish both vowel sounds by means of common spellings for them.

wok walk
stop thought
what taught
o'clock talked
was more

As you can see in the chart above, there is one common spelling for sound /ɔ/ o, mainly in monosyllables (one-syllable words: e.g. hot, box). 

On the other hand, there are far more common spellings for sound /ɔ:/

Watch the videos to see how both sounds are correctly pronounced. 



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