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Why and how do we pronounce a word begins with w followed by a like that?
warm like worm
Last edited by sash2008; 13-Sep-2009 at 13:03.
Where I live, "warm" and "worm" don't sound alike.
The vowel in warm is not like the one in barn. Warm is like like borne.
wad rhymes with sod
war rhymes with bore
wan rhymes with gone
American English. In my region.
Last edited by sash2008; 13-Sep-2009 at 14:55.
Did you read my post at all sash? You seem to have. But it was only this morning. You can't possibly have forgotten by now. I have given you four different pronunciations of 'wa', with IPA symbols and examples. And Barb has given you four different examples. And 12 hours later you are asking whether 'wa' is pronounced the same in all cases. You think it isn't, but you aren't sure.
Am I wasting my time? Is there something I'm missing?
Last edited by Raymott; 13-Sep-2009 at 13:38.
I get the point and I understood your answer and examples.
I just saw the examples that given by mr Barb-d,
and I comment on that because this is what I meant to ask.
I am asking about how can I know wa is pronounced as wo and when it is not.something like a rule.
I'll make a suggestion, if I may. A better way of asking a follow-up question might be to acknowledge the answers you have been given, and then to ask your new questions. For example "OK, there are several ways of saying 'wa'. How do I know which one to use?" Try not to ask questions again that people have already put some effort into answering already, Like:
(why a is pronounced like o when it is preceded by w?) and is it in all cases?
I am trying to help you, so I hope you take this lesson in the spirit in which I intend it.