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    Paw - /pɔː/

    paw - /pɔː/ Help me to understand it. Why in the transcription of the word "paw" the letter "W" does not appear?

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    Re: Paw - /pɔː/

    It doesn't appear because it's not there. The letter "w" is present for historical reasons but it's not pronounced.

    Take a look at the fifth row in the following table.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonolo...ish_diphthongs

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