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  1. An Introduction to the IPA
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  2. Vowels: Pronunciation Tutorials
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  3. Vowels: Pronunciation Exercises
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  4. Vowels: Minimal Pairs
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  5. Consonants: Pronunciation Tutorials
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  6. Consonants: Pronunciation Exercises
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  7. Consonants: Minimal Pairs
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  8. 3 Pronunciations of Past Participles: -ED
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Lesson 7, Topic 11
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/v/ vs /w/ – e.g. vine vs wine

Peter Smissen March 4, 2018
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Complete the exercise by:

  1. Listening to the MP3 and noticing the sound differences
  2. Listening & repeating each word out loud.

V – wee
viː – w

vine – wine
vɑen – wɑen

vest – west
vest – west

veil – wail
væɪl – wæɪl

viper – wiper
ˈvɑepɐ – ˈwɑepɐ

roving – rowing
ˈrəʉvɪŋ – ˈrəʉɪŋ

groove – grew
grʉːv – grʉː(w)

verse – worse
vɜːs – wɜːs

moving – mooing
ˈmʉːvɪŋ – ˈmʉː(w)ɪŋ

visor – wiser
ˈvɑezɐ – ˈwɑezɐ

vie – why
vɑe – wɑe

vary – wary
ˈveːri – ˈweːri

vax – wax
væks – wæks

vile – while
vɑel – wɑel

vet – wet
vet – wet

vow – wow
væɔ – wæɔ

Vs – wheeze
viːz – wiːz

vaughan – warn
voːn – woːn

vein – Wayne
væɪn – wæɪn

over – ower
ˈəʉvɐ – ˈəʉ(w)ɐ

vig – wig
vɪg – wɪg

vac – whack
væk – wæk

vied – wide
vɑed – wɑed

nova – knower
ˈnəʉvɐ – ˈnəʉ(w)ɐ

ovum – owe ’em
ˈəʉvəm – əʊ(w) əm

vase – ways
væɪz – wæɪz

vend – when’d
vend – wend

veld – weld
velt – weld

reviled – rewild
rɪˈvɑeld – ˌriːˈwɑeld

averse – a worse
əˈvɜːs – ə wɜːs

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Mr Vaught’s water was very warm.
  2. The vet rewilded the reviled and wet vole.
  3. Avowing to wave whilst disavowing to weave.
  4. Be wary as the vine’s wine can vary very often.
  5. When’d the west vender buy his weird woven vest?
  6. Where will Silvester vanish within the vast woods?
  7. Wow, wwildly wheezed out a very few vowels and V‘s.
  8. Why do a wide range of varied vowvie for more watchers.
  9. The vandals whistled over the wind while wearing welding visors.
  10. The wavering server’s swivelled veneers were wiped of every weevil.