Vowel Sound uh (the schwa)

 

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XThe schwa is the most common sound in the English language; however, it is not a vowel per say. In words of two or more syllable, one of the syllables is strong and the others are weak (see section on syllables). The vowels in the weak syllables are usually reduced to the schwa sound.  

Spellings for the uh sound are:

      a (abut)       e (elephant)       i (accident)       o (mother)       u (suppose)

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How to pronounce the uh sound

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about

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ambulance

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believe

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often

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divorce

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responsible

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collect

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become

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up

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concur

 

Click on the links below for the other vowels sounds

     uh as in about

    ay as in pay

    a as in apple

    ah as in daughter

    ee as in eat

    eh as in met

    ie as in like

    i as in bit

    oh as in got

    u as in look

    ow as in blouse

    oo as in boot

    oy as in oil

    aw as in caw

    er as in clergy



 

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