How many vowel sounds are in the English language? Five, sometimes six? Wrong, it's over a dozen.
1 cat lack tack
2 kit lick tic
3 Kate lake take
4 keet leek teak
5 kite like tyke
6 cot lock tock
7 caught loch talk (is loch Scottish or English?)
8 cut luck tuck
9 coat toke
10 coot Luke tuke (Canadian English)
11 curt lurk Turk
13 look took
Bonus points for anyone that can refresh my college memory and tell me which symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) are used here, such as [krt] is the spelling for "curt". Did you know that there's no "u" in curt?
This being my shortest blog ever, it's very curt.