Decoding exercises: "ov"

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IPA vowels
æ ɑː
trap father - start
e
dress face square
ɪ ɪə
kit fleece near
ɒ əʊ ɔː
lot goat taught
ʊ ʊə
foot goose mature
juː jʊə
cute cure
ʌ ə ɜː
strut comma nurse
ɔɪ
price mouth choice
IPA consonants
Normal sound: /b, d, f, g, h, k, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, v, w, z/
 ʃ  ŋ
show church sing
ʒ  j 
usual judge you
θ ð s
think that see
IPA Stress
ˈ Primary stress
hotel /həʊˈtel/
ˌ Secondary stress
understand
/ˌʌndərˈstænd/
IPA Syllabification
. nitrate /ˈnaɪ.treɪt/, night-rate /ˈnaɪt.reɪt/


The vowel in the sequence "ov" has several different pronunciations.

  • /ɒ/: impoverish, novel, novice, ovulation, poverty, providence, sovereign
  • /ʌ/: covenant, cover, discover, government, lover, oven, shovel, slovenly
  • /əʊ/: bovine, jovial, nova, ovary, ovation, over, overt, ovoid, retrovirus
  • /uː/: approval, movie, removal
  • /ə/: controversial, extroverted, improvise, innovation, Muscovite, provide, provision, provocative
/əʊ/: clove, drove, stove
/uː/: approve, improve, move, prove
/ʌ/: above, dove (bird), glove, love

Variant pronunciations[edit]

  • anchovy /ˈæntʃəviː, ˈæntʃəʊviːAmE/
  • Coventry /ˈkʌvəntriː, ˈkɒvəntriː/

Heteronyms[edit]

  • dove: /dʌv/ (bird) - /dəʊv/AmE (past tense of dive)

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