Even though we spell "dot com" with the letter O, we don't have a rounded "O" sound in this phrase. Make sure you use vowel /ɑ/ in this and other words with letter O in American English. It can help to re-write the words with a different spelling to help you pronounce them correctly. Think "daht cahm."
Ordinal numbers (e.g. first, third, fortieth) can present problems when mispronounced. They are often similar pronunciation to numerals (e.g. seventeen/seventeenth, four/fourth) but they have a consonant cluster at the end. Error patterns on consonant clusters (devoicing, omission) will result in a potential misunderstanding of the number. In addition, the final th /θ/ on many ordinal numbers can be difficult to say correctly. Use the written words, IPA symbols and recordings below to practice correct final consonant clusters on ordinal numbers.
Ordinal numbers 1st-10th
More Ordinal numbers with th /θ/
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