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    #1

    Re: Caulk VS Cock

    For me, "caulk" rhymes with "hawk" and "cock" rhymes with "hock".

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    #2

    Re: Caulk VS Cock

    Same for me, but now the OP needs to know how the pronunciation of 'hawk' and 'hock' differ.
    caulk, cork, pork, walk, talk, fork ...
    cock, lock, knock, dock, Spock, doc ...
    No doubt Mike and I pronounce these same words differently though.

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    #3

    Re: Caulk VS Cock

    We track on "cock". As for "caulk" not so much. Most on-line dictionaries have pronunciations.

    I am surprised that you pronounce "hawk" as "cork", "pork", and "fork"

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    #4

    Re: Caulk VS Cock

    Yes, it's hɔ:k, kɔ:k (open o, 'hawk') versus hɒk, kɒk (turned script a, 'hock'). AusE is non-rhotic, as you probably know.

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    #5

    Re: Caulk VS Cock

    I know very little about phonetics. I just know how most people that I know pronounce words.

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    #6

    Re: Caulk VS Cock

    The "r" in cork, fork etc is unsounded in BrE too. You can hear it's there in AmE.

    Have a listen to "fork" HERE. There are 5 pronunciations there - 4 American and 1 British (me!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Caulk VS Cock

    It may just because I was anticipating it, but I think I heard an "r" in your pronunciation.

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