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    How would you pronounce DALL

    Dear teachers and fellow learners,

    I was playing with rhymes the other day and realized that BALL would rhyme with CALL, FALL, GALL, TALL, but not DALL? It sounds that BALL would rhyme with DOLL instead of DALL. So my question is: What happened with DALL? How does "D" change the sound of "ALL"? Is there any rule here?

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    Re: How would you pronounce DALL

    What do you think "dall" means? I can find only one usage online and that is in "Dall sheep", a specific sheep found from Alaska to British Columbia. On this site, you can play the phrase and "dall" rhymes with "call/fall" etc.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How would you pronounce DALL

    I don't know if it means anything. Just curious how would a person who has learned phonics pronounce "DALL". I feel the "a" will be pronounced as in "cat".

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What do you think "dall" means? I can find only one usage online and that is in "Dall sheep", a specific sheep found from Alaska to British Columbia. On this site, you can play the phrase and "dall" rhymes with "call/fall" etc.

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    Re: How would you pronounce DALL

    I would pronounce dall to rhyme with "tall". I knew the word as part of the name EMS mentioned, dall sheep. I pronounce doll the same way.
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    Re: How would you pronounce DALL

    If I had never seen it before, I would probably rhyme it with call/tall etc. However, it might depend on the context. If it were in an article about Indian food, I might assume it was related to dhal, and pronounce it that way (darl).
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    Re: How would you pronounce DALL

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If I had never seen it before, I would probably rhyme it with call/tall etc. However, it might depend on the context. If it were in an article about Indian food, I might assume it was related to dhal, and pronounce it that way (darl).
    You mean darl or dal? http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/indian-dal

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    Re: How would you pronounce DALL

    I imagine that ems meant what she wrote, dhal, the spelling I use.

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    Re: How would you pronounce DALL

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    You mean darl or dal?
    Andrew, for most Brits, an R before a consonant serves only to lengthen the preceding vowel.
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