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    Default Re: pronunciation of "touch"

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    It's most definitely touch [tʌtʃ], so I was very surprised to see other alternatives here!
    hello,

    thanks a lot.

    It's really be very hard to clarify such sort of doubt by writing.

    Some times I think I'm pronouncing correctly and some times I don't.

    I don't understand those little symbols. I can't read them. I'm really sorry:
    [tʌtʃ]
    According to one of the many answers I got, "touch" and "love" would have the same vowel sound:

    touch [tʌtʃ] - up [ʌp] - cut [kʌt] - love [lʌv] - but [bʌt]
    How can "touch" and "love" have the same vowel sound? I don't understand.

    I don't think Canadians and Americans pronounce the vowels in those words (touch/love) the same way.

    As to "touch", "up", "cut", "but" and "much", I pronounce their vowels like the "a" sound of "eye". Am I wrong?

    One last question, please: do you agree with Barb_D (touch/much)?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: pronunciation of "touch"

    Yes, the inverted v is the vowel sound in both touch and much. The spelling of touch recalls its French origins, but it is pronounced the same as much, in 99% of geolects. PS. You can trust Barb.

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    Default Re: pronunciation of "touch"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
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    How can "touch" and "love" have the same vowel sound? I don't understand.

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    How can you ask such a question?-) They just do; the issue calls not for understanding, but for belief!

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