9 Fun Facts About the Schwa | Mental Floss

What is a schwa anyway? Here are nine things to help you get to know this very important vowel.


Schwa is that funny sound we make in English in some words. We don’t pronounce the “o” in the word “photography” the same whereever it appears. The first “o” is pronounced with a unstressed sound that is called a schwa. Unstressed sounds in English are often pronounced as a schwa.


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