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Merging vowel sounds BIRD & HORSE

The word "word" is commonly mispronounced. it should have a sound like "BIRD", but is often pronounced with a vowel sound of HORSE like the word


  1. the worm was still warm.
  2. Where were you during the war?
  3. My words wore thin.
  4. Walk to work.
word pair. Can you repeat them and hear the difference between them? What do they mean? Make sentences with the words.

Word list

  1. chord curd
  2. board bird
  3. ward word
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