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Selected Feature: The [] sound Characteristics: back vowel

tongue is positioned back and in a low mid position with


respect to height. lips are rounded.

Problem for Spanish- speaking students: One of the most common problems is that they confuse the [] sound with the [] sound, so when they read the word bought they might say boat. This happens because in Spanish the vowel pronunciation is always the same, there are no lax vowels.

How to pronounce:
When pronouncing the [] sound the tongue is positioned back and in a low mid position with respect to height. The mandible is slightly lowered. The lips are rounded, but less than [u] or [o]. The vocal folds are adducted and vibrating. The velopharyngeal port is closed.

autumn

auto

daughter

jaw

saw

How many proper names dou you know have the [] sound ? Audrey Australia Paul

How many verbs containing the [] sound can you say ? caught saw drawn