The short U sound /ʌ/

VíctorLarios

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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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Hello VíctorLarios, and welcome to the forum. :)
Hello. I have a [STRIKE]doubt[/STRIKE] question about the pronunciation of the word "cough." [STRIKE]sound; I´ve looking an answer because on[/STRIKE] This site says [STRIKE]have[/STRIKE] the sound is/, but on other sites, I see [STRIKE]say[/STRIKE] /kɒf/.
Would you [STRIKE]be polite to[/STRIKE] 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
 
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