For the UH [ ʌ ] vowel sound, heard in words like up, but, and son, the jaw is wide but relaxed, and the corners of the mouth and lips are open but neutral. The sound is always short, and is described by Edith Skinner as “direct, crisp and very bright.” (Speak with Distinction)
Take a listen in the video demonstration. Then drill all three of the mid-vowels, followed by a drill of all 8 vowel sounds we’ve learned thus far.
After you’ve watched the video, go ahead and complete the assignment using the answer key provided.