phonetics

/ɔ:/ for door & / ɜ:/ for bird

/ɔ:/ for door

  • This sound is a long ‘o’ and it sounds a bit similar to the exclamation Spanish ‘oh’.
  • In English words the sound is in: door, sure, shore (sea), paw (an animal’s foot),and boredom.
  • The transcriptions of the words above are: /dɔ:/ /ʃɔ:/ /ʃɔ:/ / pɔ:/ /bɔ:dəm/

 

 / ɜ:/ for bird

  • This sound is like a long schwa sound.
  • In English words the sound is in: bird, heard, and murder.
  • The transcriptions of the words above are: /bɜ:d/ /hɜ:d/ /’mɜ:də/

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