plait (hair), bag, Can, black, Happy, sack, Saturday, thank, Have, man, Anchor, answer, Apple, handsome, Had, plan, Am, pack, pan and Land
bull, pull, put
woman, wood, should, would, could, foot, could, would, soot, should, book, good, wood, look, hood, took, shook, hook, brook, goods, full
The schwa sound is soft and unstressed. It occurs twice in the sentence
Click on the pictures to hear these words. Where was the schwa sound?
What other objects have this sound in their name?
This vowel is a short vowel.
The mouth is held in a much wider lateral
or smile position than for
, and the bottom jaw is held slightly further
open (down), and moves up slightly at the end of the sound.
The tongue is held in the same position as for
. There is also an extra
puff of air pushed out from the throat at the end of the production of this
Lead is heavy metal pl
Not "To lead the way"
Beware!! This sound should not sound like @CAT See the exercise Mergers CAT - EGG
There are lots of words where the letter 'o' is sounded as @up
pronunciation, up, cup, drum, butter, but, fun, us, mud, hunt, funny, cup, lunch, run
other, cover, love, money, done, son, above, other, brother
Courage, rough (/f/), country, tough, young, flourish