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    The short U sound /ʌ/

    Hello. I have a doubt about the word: cough sound; I´ve looking an answer because on this site say have sound /ʌ/ but on others sites say kɒf.
    Would you be polite to explain me, please

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    Re: The short U sound /ʌ/

    Hello VíctorLarios, and welcome to the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by VíctorLarios View Post
    Hello. I have a doubt question about the pronunciation of the word "cough." sound; I´ve looking an answer because on This site says have the sound is/, but on other sites, I see say /kɒf/.
    Would you be polite to explain it to me, please?
    Where does it say /ʌ/on this site?
    Note that when you say "this site", you are referring to usingenglish.com!

    Take a look at the link below. It has both American and British English pronunciations (click on the speaker icons), as well as the phonetic characters for "cough."

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/cough

    Note also that "cuff" (which is pronounced /kʌf/) is another word in English.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/cuff
    Last edited by teechar; 02-Apr-2017 at 17:28.

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