UH Sound
ʌ (cup, luck)

English Pronunciation, Lesson 12

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The UH sound (IPA symbol: ʌ) can be found in English words such as: 
cup, luck, mother, love, some, sun, up, cut, run, does.

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The Enlgish UH sound
Watch the following video to learn how to pronounce this sound correctly:



Have you watched it? Good! Let's practice...

Say these words out loud (UH sound is bold):

1) us

2) up

3) sun

4) gun

5) run

6) ton

7) fun

8) love

9) above

10) some

11) gum

12) cut

13) done

14) none

15) stuck

16) duck

17) butter

18) does


Now say these sentences out loud (UH sound is bold):


1) They love us very much.

2) The sun is up in the sky.

3) The ducks will start to run.

4) Does she have some gum? I have none.

5) He is cutting the butter now.

7) I love ducks.

8) He got stuck with his truck.

9) She poured some juice from the jug into the mug.

10) We are done!


Have you finished them all? Cool! 

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Well done! You have completed the UH sound lesson.

Let's move on...

Your next lesson: Lesson 13, Soft A Sound (arm, father)

List of Lessons

Lesson 01: International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Lesson 02: Word Stress and Syllables

Lesson 03: Long E sound (meet, see)

Lesson 04: Short I Sound (sit, hit)

Lesson 05: UH Sound (put, foot)

Lesson 06: OO Sound (moon, blue)

Lesson 07: Short E sound (pen, bed)

Lesson 08: Schwa Sound (the, about)

Lesson 09: UR Sound (turn, learn)

Lesson 10: OH Sound (four, store)

Lesson 11: Short A Sound (cat, fat)

Lesson 12: UH Sound (but, luck)

Lesson 13: Soft A Sound (arm, father)

Lesson 14: Long O Sound (boat, know)

Lesson 15: Long A Sound (say, pain, make)

Lesson 16: Short O Sound (not, off, socks)

Lesson 17: Diphthong (a combination of two vowel sounds)

Lesson 18: P Sound (cup, punch, pull) and B sound (cub, bunch, bull)

Lesson 19: The Nasal Sounds (M, N, NG)

Lesson 20: F Sound (four, lift, graph, tough) and V Sound (love, knives, grave, vine)

Lesson 21: W Sound (wow, quit, where)

Lesson 22: R Sound (red, sorry, write)

Lesson 23: H Sound (he, behind, who)

Lesson 24: T Sound (top, it, later) and D Sound (do, had, made)

Lesson 25: S Sound (sit, box, cats) and Z Sound (zip, buzz, boys)

Lesson 26: K Sound (kid, talk, black) and G Sound (go, big, dog)

Lesson 27: L Sound: Light L & Dark L (tall, like, English)

Lesson 28: Y Consonant Sound (yes, you, beyond)

Lesson 29: CH Sound (China, century, watch) and J Sound (Germany, educate , judge)

Lesson 30: TH Consonant Sounds – voiced TH sound (the, father, them) and voiceless (unvoiced) TH sound (think, birthday, south)

Lesson 31: SH (shop, chef, special) and ZH (usual, massage, Asia)

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