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    /pɔː(r) ɔɪl/

    Hi,

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    The word "pour" is transcribed as "pɔː."

    How is it transcribed when it is followed with a word that begins with a vowel?

    For example, is it /pɔːr ɔɪl/ or /pɔ: ɔɪl/?

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    Re: /pɔː(r) ɔɪl/

    The word pour is frequently transcribed as /pɔː(r)/. The '(r)' means that the /r/ is usually pronounced in RP only when it is followed by a vowel - as in "pour oil".

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