Hi everyone and welcome back to Pronunciation
with Emma. In this video I’m going to be looking at æ and ʌ. So for some speakers of certain
languages, they pronounce these two sounds in exactly the same way. So let’s have a look
at some examples and compare the two. But before we do that, let’s look at how we actually
pronounce them. So that first one æ, it’s very open. æ æ. And the other sound ʌ ʌ.
Look at that mouth placement. æ ʌ. Now let’s have a look at some words. Match, much. Bass,
bus. Now this is bass as in the type of fish, if you’re talking about the instrument this
would be “bass” /beɪs/. It’s a different vowel sound. Ankle, uncle. Track, truck. Now
let’s have a look at some sentences. There is a bug in the bag. There is a bug in the
bag. Here’s another one. The truck was on the right track. The truck was on the right
track. That’s it for this video today, but before you go why not write some more minimal
pairs with these two target sounds below in the comments and then I’ll take a look and
check and see how you’ve done. I hope you have a lovely week and see you next lesson.