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  • Hello, I'm John Russell.

  • Today we are going to continue exploring some of the most difficult vowel sounds for non native speakers of English.

  • Let's start our review of the ah aw and oh, sounds.

  • The reason you need to pay careful attention to these four sounds is because non native speakers often mix them up.

  • That's not always a bad thing.

  • For example, awe as in father and awe as in laws, sound very similar in many parts of the United States.

  • The two vowels are pronounced the same way, so don't worry too much about the difference between Ah and aw, but be careful about mixing up some of the other sounds.

  • For example, the common name Doug has the a vowel sound.

  • But if you use the awe vowel sound instead, the word becomes dog.

  • Let's practice pay special attention to the ah Aw and oh, sounds Oh, hi, John, What's going on?

  • I saw that you called earlier.

  • Can you hold on for a second?

  • I'm talking to a colleague.

  • Now Go back and try to count how many times you heard each sound in every sentence.

  • Write us your answer in the comments section of the website.

  • That's all for today.

Hello, I'm John Russell.

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How to Pronounce: / ə/, /ɑ/, /ɔ/, and /ou/ sounds – Part One

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    林宜悉   posted on 2020/10/28
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