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    Phonetic symbol /ɒ:/

    Please explain to me the purpose of the symbol - ɒ: I have noticed that it is used in Longman Dictionaries as, for example, in the word 'dog' as Americans pronounce. Please give me more details on that. Thank you.

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    Re: Phonetic symbol /ɒ:/

    That looks like a mistake to me.

    The way I've seen 'dog' represented in American speech is /dɔːɡ/

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    Re: Phonetic symbol /ɒ:/

    Hi, Roman.

    The symbol you provided is called diphthongtwo adjacent vowel sounds. As you can see the word dog has only one vowel. Your transcription would rhyme with the words joy, toy, and boy.

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    Re: Phonetic symbol /ɒ:/

    Look again, Odessa Dawn.

    Joy /dʒɔɪ/, boy /bɔɪ/, toy /tɔɪ/

    My symbol was ɔː

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    #5

    Re: Phonetic symbol /ɒ:/



    OK. Please click on the third symbol in
    this table to hear the sound.

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    Re: Phonetic symbol /ɒ:/

    I can't find the third symbol in your two-dimensional table, OdessaDawn, but I can assure you that there are no diphthongs, much less tripthongs, in "dog", in any dialect.

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    Re: Phonetic symbol /ɒ:/



    It is represented by the word choice. How do you transcribe the word dog using the phonetic symbol, please?

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    #8

    Re: Phonetic symbol /ɒ:/

    dɒg.

    Sounds the same as log, hog, bog, frog and demagogue.

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    #9

    Re: Phonetic symbol /ɒ:/

    Yes, with short o.

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    #10

    Re: Phonetic symbol /ɒ:/

    Yes.

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