Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Unregistered
    Guest
    #1

    the long o sound

    Hello can you please tell me what the long o sounds like because i need to know that. Also I would like to know what the long a, short a, and short o sound like. if you can help that will be great thank you for all the help.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 434
    #2

    Re: the long o sound

    The long ‘o’ sound is generally transcribed as the diphthong /c/ (schwa + upsilon) or /o/ (small case <o> + upsilon) in IPA phonetic symbology. Typical examples are ‘low’, ‘no’ & ‘go’. The short ‘o’ is /Z/ (a turned script A) as in ‘rock’, ‘or’ & ‘hot’. Please note some examples given have variant pronunciations.

    The long ‘a’ is generally considered to be the diphthong /ew/ (small letter <e> + small capital letter <I>) as in ‘day’, ‘age’ & ‘face’. The short ‘a’ is /ζ/ (an a-e ligature called ‘ash’) as in ‘hat’, ‘cap’ & ‘absent’.

    Please note also the long ‘a’ sound is exactly how you utter the 1st Roman alphabet letter ‘A, a’. Similarly the long ‘o’ sound is how you say the alphabet ‘O, o’.

Similar Threads

  1. in a long time/ for a long time
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 31-May-2009, 15:13
  2. "t" sound bewteen sound of "n" and "s/sh".
    By j4mes_bond25 in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-Jun-2006, 10:38
  3. o AND O: sound ???
    By j4mes_bond25 in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28-Apr-2006, 14:16
  4. Copying a sound track!!!
    By amera in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-Feb-2006, 18:39
  5. In a long time / For a long time
    By theanglophile in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-Sep-2005, 08:05

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •