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    Help!! I need to match the words that have the same vowel sounds. Words are: seat still friend heard put soup love laugh wash bread meat turn bin heart pool could four hot dawn cup
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    Meat and seat have the same vowel sounds. Offhand, I don't see any other matches. (Put has the same vowel sound as soot. Cup has the same vowel sound as luck.)

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    still\bin wash\hot four\dawn friend\bread heard\turn love\cup

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    Still and bin are a match. So are heard and turn. So are love and cup. (I am not certain that the vowel in still and the vowel in bin are pronounced identically, but they are very close in sound.) I do not pronounce the vowel sounds in wash and hot the same way.

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    The vowel sound of four is the same as ore. The vowel sound of dawn is the same as awl. The vowel sounds of friend and bread are closer, but they are not, I think, identical.

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    Wash\hot sounds fine to my BE ears. It can very tricky to isolate the sound as the letters around can affect the vowel. some are not perfect matches, but are close. How do you say 'wash', BTW? What's the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Wash\hot sounds fine to my BE ears. It can very tricky to isolate the sound as the letters around can affect the vowel. some are not perfect matches, but are close. How do you say 'wash', BTW? What's the difference?
    Some around here say it like warsh, but I say it like wallsh. I pronounce the vowel in hot like the vowel in trot. (I hope that was an adequate explanation.)

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    It was, but it rhymes with 'posh' in BE.

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    Does your posh rhyme with bosh and slosh? :)

    (BTW, love and cup was a good find.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    still\bin wash\hot four\dawn friend\bread heard\turn love\cup
    I say four (as in OPQ) as in floor, door, bore. Dawn, sounds like sawn, swan (as in awe)

    Also, heard and herd sound the same - as in leg. Whereas turn is like furnace, urn, and cup.

    Is this British pronounciation too?

    Iain

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