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    "saw" and "bought"

    I asked about "saw" and "bought" together and why their Pronunciation is different with other English words like "sort" ,"thought" and "walk"
    I know their Pronunciation is the same but why their phonetic different with their Pronunciation : bought /bɔ:t/ and saw /sɔ:/

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    #2

    Re: "saw" and "bought"

    Their pronunciation is the same as those other words in my opinion- I can't see the difference you're referring to.

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    Re: "saw" and "bought"

    Quote Originally Posted by ayad00 View Post
    I asked about "saw" and "bought" together and why their Pronunciation is different with other English words like "sort" ,"thought" and "walk"
    I know their Pronunciation is the same but why their phonetic different with their Pronunciation : bought /bɔ:t/ and saw /sɔ:/
    They are all pronounced the same to me too.
    The same pronunciation implies the same phonetic transciption. That is what phonetics are for.
    If you want to clarify your point, you would need to post two words that you think are pronounced the same, but are transcribed differently phonetically.
    Your phonetic descriptions are the same, reflecting the same pronunciation.

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    #4

    Re: "saw" and "bought"

    Same here too, as /sa/ and /bat/ where /a/ is the first vowel in father.

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