04-SAE-vowels - broth er , b ir d, w or ld l app le , wor l...

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T HE A MERICAN V OWEL C HART — H ANDOUT 4 Kenneth Allen Hyde The vowels above are the ones that will be used on the exams and that students are expected to know. Some example words for each vowel are given below: i∆ – s ee , p eo ple, r ea ˆ – b i t, l i p, b i ll e∆ – b ai t, l a te, n a tion ´ – s e t, r e d, l ea ther æ – m a d, c a n, l au gh – c u t, r ou gh, s u n \ – th e , a bove, b e low a∆ – r i de, s igh , m y a∑ – ab ou t, c ow , sl ough u∑ – r u de, c oo , wh o ¨ – s oo t, p u t, w oul d o∑ – b oa t, m o te, d ough ø – b o re, b ow l, t al k* ø∆ – b oy , v oi d, Ll oy d å – h o t, l aw , w al k* Other vowel-like sounds include the syllabic liquids and nasals:
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Unformatted text preview: broth er , b ir d, w or ld l app le , wor l d, norm al n nat ion , butt on , mart en m rhyth m , bored om , wamp um *In some dialects of American English, talk and walk are pronounced with an [ ] sound. In Standard American English, however, they are pronounced with a [ ] sound. i e \ a a u o Front Central Back High Mid Low Tense Lax Rounded The American English Vowel Chart....
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