ō / o – boat

  • Name: ‘long o’. Voiced. This sound is made with your vocal cords.
  • To make this sound, start by rounding your lips into a perfect circle that resembles the letter ‘O’.
  • Your lips should be relaxed.
  • As you make the sound, pucker your lips into a tight circle away from your face (kiss position).
  • At the end of this sound, your mouth should be in a tight circle like when making the /w/ sound.
  • Throughout this sound, your tongue is relaxed at the bottom of your mouth. The tip of your tongue slightly touches your bottom front teeth.