I wonder how an American pronounces…
word … world
/wɚd/ … /ˈwɚ–əld/
That is what it does here.
wor at the beginning of a word = /wɚ/
/wɚ/ + /d/ = /wɚd/
To say /ɚ/, pull your tongue all the way to the back of your mouth.
wor = /wɚ/
l = /əl/
d = /d/
For /ɚ/, your tongue is at the back of your mouth.
For /əl/, your tongue is at the front of your mouth.
To say /ˈwɚ–əld/,
your tongue has to move from the back to the front of your mouth.
That joke was too funny for words.
It was really funny.
I’m at a loss for words.
The view is beyond words.
Don’t breathe a word of this to anyone.
Let’s keep it a secret.
She’s listening with great attention to her friend.
She’s hanging on his every word.
The man is looking up phrases that use the word “world.“
A nap in the afternoon does me a world of good.
It makes me feel a lot better.
When she daydreams, she’s in a world of her own.
She doesn’t pay attention to what’s happening around her.
We have all the time in the world to enjoy the scenery.
We’re on vacation.
The view is out of this world.
What in the world is this green thing?
It’s a type of cauliflower.
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