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    Mother → Mom → Mommy | I love my son; he's my sun

    Are the words/sentence below good examples of how /ʌ/ can be spelled with an o or a u?

    Mother → Mom → Mommy
    ?????? → Mum → Mummy

    "I love my son; he's my sun."
    Last edited by Glizdka; 01-Oct-2019 at 22:49. Reason: Emboldening for fun

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    Re: Mother → Mom → Mommy | I love my son; he's my sun

    The words mother and son both use the sound /ʌ/.

    But Mom and Mum have different vowels, thus the different spelling.

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    Re: Mother → Mom → Mommy | I love my son; he's my sun

    Not necessarily. I say them both the same.

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    Re: Mother → Mom → Mommy | I love my son; he's my sun

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    The words mother and son both use the sound /ʌ/.

    But Mom and Mum have different vowels, thus the different spelling.
    And therefore, slightly different pronunciation. Mom (mahm)/Mum (muhm), an AmE take.

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    Re: Mother → Mom → Mommy | I love my son; he's my sun

    And the pronunciation of "mom" depends on where you're from. I have two friends from the Midlands who pronounce it entirely phonetically. It rhymes with "Tom".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Mother → Mom → Mommy | I love my son; he's my sun

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    And the pronunciation of "mom" depends on where you're from. I have two friends from the Midlands who pronounce it entirely phonetically. It rhymes with "Tom".
    Which o's would they pronounce the same in "Tom's mom won't come."?

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    Re: Mother → Mom → Mommy | I love my son; he's my sun

    The ones in "Tom" and "mom" would be the same.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Oct-2019 at 22:28. Reason: Fixed typo. Thanks, Piscean
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