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    Smile the prononciation of "calm" in American English

    The other day, I discussed with my friends about the prononciation of "calm down" in AmE. My friend said that he heard from some movies that the "al" in "calm" is sometimes pronounced like the "aw" in "law". Could you please tell me whether this is the case or not. Thank u.

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    Default Re: the prononciation of "calm" in American English

    Quote Originally Posted by victor su View Post
    The other day, I discussed with my friends about the prononciation of "calm down" in AmE. My friend said that he heard from some movies that the "al" in "calm" is sometimes pronounced like the "aw" in "law". Could you please tell me whether this is the case or not. Thank u.

    Hi Victor


    Pronunciation: 'käm, 'kälm, 'kam, 'ko(l)m

    Source: Definition of calm - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


    Regards

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    Cool Re: the prononciation of "calm" in American English

    Quote Originally Posted by victor su View Post
    ....."al" in "calm" is sometimes pronounced like the "aw" in "law"....Thank u.
    I think your friend is right....Americans (or even all english speaking people) drop the 'l' and so it sounds like 'aw'

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    Smile Re: the prononciation of "calm" in American English

    Quote Originally Posted by steph_333 View Post
    I think your friend is right....Americans (or even all english speaking people) drop the 'l' and so it sounds like 'aw'
    thank you, but I think you misunderstood me.
    my question is should the "al" in "calm" be pronounced as the "a" in "father" or as the "aw" in "law".

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