IPA phoneme /ɔɪ/
Some common words which practice the pronunciation of /ɔɪ/ include the following:
- with "oi": boil - choice - coin - foil - soil - spoil;
- with "oy": boy - employ - enjoy;
- But: lawyer - sawyer;
Anticipated pronunciation difficulties depending on L1
Preconceived ideas and other interferences from L1 obviously interfere in many cases with how students perceive - and pronounce - sounds/words in English. The following sections aims to point out some of the most typical difficulties teachers and students may encounter regarding pronunciation.