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somuchlove4U
Schwa
October 8, 2013 at 9:05 PM
Has anyone heard of this? It's in teaching phonics.

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  • JTROX
    by JTROX
    October 8, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Like the a in about.

  • somuchlove4U
    October 8, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    What do you mean by that? 

    Quoting JTROX:

    Like the a in about.


  • JTROX
    by JTROX
    October 8, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    The "uh" sound at the beginning of about is considered a schwa sound.

    Quoting somuchlove4U:

    What do you mean by that? 

    Quoting JTROX:

    Like the a in about.



  • paganbaby
    October 9, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Never heard of it.

  • JKronrod
    October 9, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    It's a very common vowel sound in English -- at least in American English.  It's that blurred "ehh" sound which makes spelling difficult since you don't know whether it's an "a," and "e" or an "o" (or an "i" or "u" in some cases).  It's usually represented by an upside-down "e".  

  • somuchlove4U
    October 9, 2013 at 6:46 AM
    Same here. My sister asked me about it last night and I had know idea.

    Quoting paganbaby:

    Never heard of it.

  • bluerooffarm
    October 9, 2013 at 12:31 PM

     

    Quoting JKronrod:

    It's a very common vowel sound in English -- at least in American English.  It's that blurred "ehh" sound which makes spelling difficult since you don't know whether it's an "a," and "e" or an "o" (or an "i" or "u" in some cases).  It's usually represented by an upside-down "e".  

     This exactly.

    It usually comes up when kids have trouble spelling.

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