Improve your accent and speak clearly with these pronunciation lessons. Learn the difference between open vowels: short a /æ/ and short o /ɑ/ versus the closed short u /ʌ/, /ə/. Many languages do not have the open short a /æ/ and short o /ɑ/ so speakers say short u /ʌ/, /ə/ instead.

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