158. How to Pronounce Function Words: And, Or, For, Of


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English words can be really confusing sometimes.
In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names.
This week we’re going to talk about the function words ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘for’ and ‘of’.

Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:

  • and: and [IPA: ænd] or euhnd [IPA: eənd] or ‘n [IPA: ən]
  • or: awr [IPA: ɔːr] or uhr [IPA: ər] or uh [IPA: ə]
  • for: fawr [IPA: fɔːr] or f’r [IPA: fər]
  • of: uhv [IPA: ʌv] or aav [IPA: ɑːv] or ‘v [IPA: əv], or even uh [IPA: ə] before a consonant

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