Comparison with Spanish
English /ɒ/ is more open than Spanish /o/. Spanish /o/ is pronounced with the lips slightly more rounded and with less opening of the jaws. The most common spelling for this vowel is <o> - hot, rock, bottle, cod, etc.
- This pot weighs a lot.
- There's a spot on the clock.
- It's a long rod.
In American English this vowel is pronounced /ɑː/ or /ɔː/, depending on the word:
British English: cot /kɒt/, song /sɒŋ/
American English: cot /kɑːt/, song /sɑːŋ/, /sɔːŋ/