IPA phoneme /ʌ/

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

Common words

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

  • with "u": bun - but - butter - bus - cut - fun - gun - London - lunch - run - sun - summer - Sunday - thunder - tunnel - under;
  • with "o": come - company - done - does - love - Monday - money - another - other - brother - mother - wonder;
  • with "oo": blood - flood;
  • with "ou": couple - country - double - trouble;
  • 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 remembering that there are many common words with the letter "o" with the same pronunciation.

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