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In [[Received Pronunciation]], the [[IPA]] [[phonetic symbol]] '''/ʌ/''' corresponds to the [[monophthong]] [[vowel]] sound in words like "nut" and "bus".
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In [[Received Pronunciation]], the [[IPA]] [[phonetic symbol]] '''/ʌ/''' corresponds to the [[monophthong]] [[vowel]] sound in words like "strut", "nut" and "bus".
  
 
==Common words==
 
==Common words==

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In Received Pronunciation, the IPA phonetic symbol /ʌ/ corresponds to the monophthong vowel sound in words like "strut", "nut" and "bus".

Common words

Some common words which practice the pronunciation of /ʌ/ include the following:

  • with "u": bun - bus - but - butter - cut - fun - gun - London - luck - run - lunch - summer - sun - Sunday - thunder - truck - tunnel - under - up - us;
  • with "o": another - brother - come - company - cover - done - does - front - love - lover - Monday - money - mother - once - other - stomach - wonder;
  • with "oo": blood - flood;
  • with "ou": country - couple - cousin - double - trouble;
  • with "ough": enough - rough - tough;
  • homophones: one/won - some/sum - son/sun

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.

Spanish

While /ʌ/ is very similar the Spanish letter "a", it is in fact somewhat shorter and many Spanish speakers have difficulty distinguishing between "hungry" and "angry". Another difficulty is remembering that there are many common words with the letter "o" pronounced /ʌ/ (see above).

See also

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