phonetics

/ə/ for schwa

SCHW

  • This sound is short and it is not in the Spanish language but it is in Catalan and French. It is the neutral e sound. In English it is a sound that is very common although it is always in weak syllables.
  • Examples for this sound are in the words: umbrella, cupboard.
  • The transcription of these words are: /ʌm’brelə/ /’kʌbəd/

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