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    Default The pronunciations of "word" and "ward"

    Are they the same in pronunciation?
    Too short to put in a particular thread but I really want the answer.
    Thank you so much!

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    Default Re: The pronunciations of "word" and "ward"

    crazygeek.
    I would normally leave this for the phonetics experts but as you seem to be in a hurry I'll give you an answer based on my own pronunciation.

    The short answer to your question is, no, they are not pronounced the same.
    I pronounce "word" close to "herd" and "third".
    I pronounce "ward" close to "Ford" and "board".

    I hope that's helpful.

    not a teacher

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    Default Re: The pronunciations of "word" and "ward"

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Are they the same in pronunciation?
    Too short to put in a particular thread but I really want the answer.
    Thank you so much!
    No, word rhymes with bird, third, heard, turd ...
    Ward rhymes with board, ford, sword, lord ...

    But any online dictionary will tell you that.

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