I wonder how an American pronounces…
rough … tough … enough … slough
/rʌf/ … /tʌf/ … /ɪ–ˈnʌf/ … /slʌf/
We have 4 words in English with written ough = /ʌ/ + silent gh + /f/
a. rough /rʌf/
b. tough /tʌf/
c. enough /ɪ-ˈnʌf/
d. slough /slʌf/
Tree bark is not smooth; it’s rough.
rough … tough
/rʌf/ … /tʌf/
He’s a rough and tough cowboy.
He has a tough job.
What is the meaning of life?
Now, that’s a tough question to answer.
I hope there is enough for everyone.
When our skin sloughs off, we put cream on it.
My boss and my wife don’t like it when I slough off.
For more irregular words pronounced /ʌ/:
1 written o = /ʌ/ [link]
month … months [link]