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  • Hello! Jennifer from Tarle speech  with your question of the week.

  • We have a little bit of a pattern  study, I'm going to call it this week  

  • and it's this o s t ending. How do you say it?

  • You have two options um I also added a few other  words here that are spelled a little differently  

  • but you have the same pronunciation patternOkay, so let's start with the general  

  • rule. So we've been talking the last few weeks  about these o exceptions in closed syllables,  

  • typically, we would think that this pattern  would be pronounced with the short o the oh  

  • and would be ost. We do have this in the  word lost and in cost but there are times,  

  • and this is very common, when we have  ost or we're going to say a long o.  

  • And that would be in the words most, hostpost, and ghost. Typically we see this long  

  • o pattern spelled with two vowels  the o a and we'd hear this in coast,  

  • roast, and toast. Okay so how do we do this  for this short oh. We're going to open our  

  • mouth wide. Tip of the tongue is low, back of  the tongue is pulled high up, move to the s.  

  • Air is continuously moving out of the mouthTongue is behind or just pointed down to the  

  • bottom of the mouth. It is not touching the teeth  and then we're going to touch the teeth for that t  

  • and air just puffs out. ost ost ost lost cost

  • Now if we have this longpattern, we're going to say o.  

  • Open the mouth and then move to a puckerTongue moves from low um in the front to  

  • just flat in the middle of the mouth and  then add that s touch the teeth for the t. 

  • host most host post ghost

  • The more common spelling pattern would be this  

  • o-a-s-t and we hear that  in coast, roast, and toast.

  • So again this ost we have a lot of exceptions  to this closed syllable spelling pattern.  

  • Most people would think that it is  pronounced with this oh and we do  

  • have that in very common words like lost  and cost. But you can have the exceptions  

  • and you can have the long o in most, hostpost, and ghost. And then we have the same ost  

  • but more likely spelled with o-a-s-t and  we see this in coast, roast, and toast.

  • So give it a try I know people are  going to notice the difference. If  

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Hello! Jennifer from Tarle speech  with your question of the week.

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