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  • Hello, I'm John Russell.

  • Today.

  • Let's explore the sound of families the er sound.

  • The error sound is complicated because it is like a mix of the ah vowel sound.

  • Sometimes called the Schwab and the rough sound.

  • It is a mid central vowel, like the vowel sound, and your tongue curls back slightly like in the rough continent sound.

  • But to be clear, your is a single sound.

  • Uh, when I said that er is a mid central vowel sound, I meant that your tongue should be in the middle and central position in your mouth.

  • The tip of your tongue should be curled and pulled back slightly.

  • Your lips should be slightly rounded.

  • Uh uh.

  • The good news is this ER has some common spelling patterns that are easy to remember.

  • The basic pattern is this vowel plus the letter R.

  • Here are some examples.

  • The ER vowel sound could be spelled as e.

  • R.

  • Just like the names of family members, mother, sister, father, brother.

  • It could also be spelled with the letters I R.

  • As in Girl World.

  • Or it could be spelled with the letters u R as in occur jury and in some cases it can have an e a r spelling.

  • As in Earth, learn.

  • That's all for today.

  • Keep up the good work.

Hello, I'm John Russell.

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