phonetics

/ʌ/ for cup

up sound

  • This short sound is not in the Spanish language. It is the sound we can hear in words like English ‘up’.
  • Examples for this sound are in the words:
  • cut, hut, umbrella, cupboard and …here’s one I always tell my students off about ‘comfortable’ 😉
  • Phonetically these words would appear as: /kʌt/ /hʌt/  /ʌm’brelə/  /’kʌbəd/ /’kʌmftəbl/
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