This is a schwa. In the word, love, the o sounds like short u, but it is not a schwa because it is a one syllable word.
Examples of a schwa:
- a: balloon.
- e: problem.
- i: family.
- o: bottom.
- u: support.
- y: analysis.
Words ending in the letters 've' NOT pronounced with long vowels: love (short u /ʌ/): /lʌv/
Now, “love” does have 3 sounds (“phones”) in it—the initial consonant [l] followed by the vowel (I don't have the symbol for this), and the final consonant [v].
The change from u to o in English spelling thus resulted from the graphical confusion that occurred with sequences of multiple minims. To make vowel-consonant sequences clear, scribes replaced u with o, breaking up minims and making texts easier to read. Luve thus became love.
They start to see words all around them, such as horse, love, and puddle, in which Silent E doesn't make the preceding vowel long…and then they start to doubt what they are being taught. Some students are naturally intuitive when it comes to language patterns, and they can fill in the gaps and move on.
Another reason for the final 'e' in some of these words is that there's an orthographical rule that English words can't end in 'v'. So an 'e' is added to make the spelling 'legal' in such words as give and live (vb).
Break 'love' down into sounds: [LUV] - say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
The e at the end of have and blue do not affect pronunciation. The e is there because the words would otherwise end in v or u. Impromptu is one of the few exceptions to this rule.
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The schwa sound is common in words with more than one syllable. It's pronounced in the unstressed syllables. For example, the second syllables in the following words are unstressed and the letters highlighted in red represent the schwa sound: sofa, bitten, pencil, carrot, circus.
Vowels with weak stress that sounds like short <u> There is another very common sound that is a lot like short <u>, or [u]. It is the sound you hear at the beginning of the word alone, a soft “uh” sound. It is called schwa (rhymes with paw).
A diphthong is a sound made by combining two vowels, specifically when it starts as one vowel sound and goes to another, like the oy sound in oil.
An intense feeling of romantic attachment based on an attraction felt by one person for another; intense liking and concern for another person, typically combined with sexual passion.
Evol is the word love spelled backwards, punning on the word evil as a joke or expression of heartbreak and the challenges of romantic love. Evol is sometimes popularly defined as a type or degree of love (e.g., “more than liking but less than loving” or “being completely head over heels”).
Often heteronyms are the result of one pronunciation being one part of speech and the other another part of speech (e.g., a noun –dove the bird- and a verb –dove as in the past tense of dive). Homophones are words which are pronounced the same, but spelled differently and have different meanings (e.g., maid and made).
The bossy 'e' is found at the end of the word, bossing the vowel from a distance. When you see the 'e' on the end, it is a signal to say the name of the vowel when sounding out the word. But when the vowel sound in the word is 'e', the bossy 'e' doesn't jump to the end of the word.