When the letter ‘o’ makes /ʌ/. Pronounce tongue, cover etc

Apr 26, 2019Blog, Blog UK

Georgie Harding

Founder & Head Speech Pathologist

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When the letter ‘o’ in English makes /ʌ/. 


There are many words where ‘o’ makes /ʌ/ in English.

Correct some of them with this quick video. Learn how to pronounce ‘tongue’ in English and learn some homophones too. Homophones are words with different spelling that are pronounced the same way like ‘sun’ and ‘son’.

Some more words where ‘o’ makes /ʌ/ in English: cover, money, mother. company and come. 

The letters ‘ou’ can also make /ʌ/  – such as touch, cousin, and country.

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