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    How do you pronounce "got" when speaking casually, e.g. "I got a meeting tomorrow"?

    What is the vowel sound heard in informal speech? Please use the international phonemic alphabet and/or examples.

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    My IPA font isn't working at the moment. Sorry.

    Let's try it this way.

    In North American English, the vowel in got isn't pronounced [o], as in hope. It's pronounced [a] as in father. Like this, g[a]t, and it rhymes with "hot".

    This is how got is pronounced in your example sentence,

    Ex: I g[a]'[D]uh meeting tomorrow.

    Hopefully someone will come along with an IPA version.

    All the best.

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    /aı gɔt/

    Sometimes (especially in more formal contexts, in BE anyway) /aıv gɔt/.

    In colloquial speech, the /t/ is often realized as a glottal stop [ʔ] (I think that's the right symbol)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    /aı gɔt/

    Sometimes (especially in more formal contexts, in BE anyway) /aıv gɔt/.

    In colloquial speech, the /t/ is often realized as a glottal stop [ʔ] (I think that's the right symbol)..

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    It's always I've got in BrE even informally.

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    [quote=curmudgeon;142392]It's always I've got in BrE even informally.

    In AmE they prefer Past Simple . I can hear sentences like this : I just saw him. ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    My IPA font isn't working at the moment. Sorry.

    Let's try it this way.

    In North American English, the vowel in got isn't pronounced [o], as in hope. It's pronounced [a] as in father. Like this, g[a]t, and it rhymes with "hot".

    This is how got is pronounced in your example sentence,

    Ex: I g[a]'[D]uh meeting tomorrow.

    Hopefully someone will come along with an IPA version.

    All the best.

    this has to do with the aspect (in connected speech) called assimilation and in this case the voiceless /t/ is voiced, becoming a kind of /d/ and this often happens when /t/ (voiceless) is surrounded by voiced sounds in a single, two-syllable word . Ex: matter, butter, dirty,etc.

    but when we pronounce for example: I got to go, isn't an /r/ sound heard instead of /d/ ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    My IPA font isn't working at the moment. Sorry.

    Let's try it this way.

    In North American English, the vowel in got isn't pronounced [o], as in hope. It's pronounced [a] as in father. Like this, g[a]t, and it rhymes with "hot".

    This is how got is pronounced in your example sentence,

    Ex: I g[a]'[D]uh meeting tomorrow.

    Hopefully someone will come along with an IPA version.

    All the best.
    "Got" is only pronounced [gat] in the North. In the West, it's pronounced as [gɑt] or [gɔt] (with the CVS).

    In General American, "got a" is pronounced with an alveolar flap, rather than a [d].

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