3 responses to “ou as in cough”

  1. Jeanette says:

    trouble = “ou says o”
    I was using it with double and noticed it wasn’t a rhyme.

    • alison says:

      Sorry Jeanette, I don’t think I’m understanding you correctly. Double and trouble both have /u/ sounds, here’s my list of words with that phoneme-grapheme correspondence: They don’t belong on this page, at least not in the accent I speak. Alison

      • Jeanette says:

        I figured that I must have a non-standard pronunciation when I googled Australian pronunciation.
        For me, “trubble” doesn’t feel right. if I was calling out, “You’re in trouble,” in slow-motion it would come out as “trobble”.’ For me, ‘Pobble’ (As in, The Pobble who no toes, by Edward Lear) rhymes with trouble.
        Comment withdrawn – I’ll keep my nonstandard pronunciation, but won’t promote it!

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