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    Question /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/

    Is this a British trend to pronounce the letter "o" like /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/ as in " stop "? Or pronounce some words as me like / meɪ / instead of / miː / or / beɪbe / than / beɪbi / ?

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    Re: /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/

    Not as far as I know. What makes you think it is?

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    Re: /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/

    I'm not sure about the reason, but I heard them a lot. Is it okay in British?

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    Re: /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    I'm not sure about the reason, but I heard them a lot. Is it okay in British?
    /ɔː/ for /ɒ/ is either very refined, rather old-fashioned RP, or Cockney. I haven't heard the other two. They don't sound very British to me.

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    Re: /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/

    The other two? you mean RP and Cockney? unfortunately I heard them lately, but don't know any thing about them- RP and Cockney -? what is RP standing for? Received Pronunciation?
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    Re: /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    The other two? you mean RP and Cockney?
    No, / meɪ /ifor / miː / and / beɪbe / for / beɪbi / ?

    wWhat is does RP standing for? Received Pronunciation?
    Yes; it's what people sometimes refer to as 'BBC English' (though the BBC today employs broadcasters with many regional accents).

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    Re: /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Yes; it's what people sometimes refer to as 'BBC English' (though the BBC today employs broadcasters with many regional accents).
    Thanks. It clicked, but I was wondering if you could tell me more about the mistake I made in the last sentence. Is it incorrect to be used in the present continuous form?

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    Re: /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/

    Progressive (or 'continuous') forms often suggest situations of limited duration. In the world of English, RP has stood for Received Pronunciation for many years, and will almost certainly continue to do so for a long time.

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    Re: /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/

    Gee! you're right!

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    Re: /ɔː/ rather than /ɒ/

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    Gee! you're right!
    Phew!

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