– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter O:  Ow ) –


 

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Ow

 

Ob . Oc . Od . Oe . Of . Oh . Oi . Ok . Ol . Om . On . Op . Or . Ot . Ou . Ov . Ox

 

Owe
– For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”), and the final “e” is silent

/oh//o/

 

Owed
– For this word, the “o” is long, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”), – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/oh-[d]//o.[ɾ]/

 

Own
– For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”)

/ohn//on/

 

Owned
– For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”), and since the root word ends with the letter “n” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

/ohn-[d]//on.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Owner
– For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”), the “e” disappears

/OH-n’r//o.nɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Ownership
– For this word, the “ow” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “o” (the “w” does not affect the pronunciation of the letter “o”), the “e” disappears, and for the “-ship” suffix – the “sh” combination is un-voiced, the “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “p” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/OH-n’r-shih[p]//o.nɚ.ʃə(ɪ)[p]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter O ) –

 


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