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In [[Received Pronunciation]], the [[IPA]] [[phonetic symbol]] '''/aʊ/''' corresponds to the [[vowel]] sound in words like "how" and "out".
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In [[Received Pronunciation]], the [[IPA]] [[phonetic symbol]] '''/aʊ/''' corresponds to the [[vowel]] sound in words like "mouth", "how" and "out".
  
 
==Common words==
 
==Common words==

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In Received Pronunciation, the IPA phonetic symbol /aʊ/ corresponds to the vowel sound in words like "mouth", "how" and "out".

Common words

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

  • with "ou": doubt - count - found - loud - out - shout - sound;
  • with "ow": brown - cow - down - how - now - owl - towel - tower - town;

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

See also

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