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From Teflpedia
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⟨oa⟩ is a vowel digraph that commonly occurs in English, consisting of O and A.

⟨oar⟩ and ⟨oal⟩ are treated separately.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Phonemes Example words Notes
ɢᴏᴀᴛ vowel phoneme approach, boat, coach, coal, cocoa, coat, coast, float, foam, goat, load, loan, oats, road, roast, throat, toad, toast, etc.
ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ vowel phoneme abroad, broad
/wɑː/ quinoa Spanish-to-English loan.

Like other spellings, this also occurs across syllable boundaries, in which case it’s not a digraph.

  • /əʊ.ə/: boa, coalition, coalesce, Noah, protozoan, psychoanalysis
  • /əʊ.ɑː/: coati, koala
  • /əʊ.æ/: coagulate, proactive, radioactive
  • /əʊ.eɪ/: oasis