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    What's the difference between ʊ and ə?

    No matter how I try, the two vowels seem to sound alike. Is there a way to distinguish between the two?

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    Re: What's the difference between ʊ and ə?

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    No matter how I try, the two vowels seem to sound alike. Is there a way to distinguish between the two?
    Hey dude, Hope this helps.
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    Re: What's the difference between ʊ and ə?

    From the website, ʌ and ə sounds alike. I can't distinguish them.

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    Re: What's the difference between ʊ and ə?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyoma View Post
    From the website, ʌ and ə sounds alike. I can't distinguish them.
    They do sound alike on that site, which must be confusing. I am just off to see if can find a site in which the difference is clear - as it actually is in BrE.

    Later: I think you should be able to hear the difference between the vowels in the words pronounced here: http://www.stuff.co.uk/calcul_nd.htm

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