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Re: "claw" (was Re: New at this)

From:Florian Rivoal <florian@...>
Date:Sunday, November 24, 2002, 13:01
>For me: claw, clawed, Claude, dog, fog, law etc.have the same vowel, /O/. >father, clod, rod, (medical) ah etc. have the same vowel, /A/. >Other Dialects May Differ.
My own version of english is probably completly personnal. Mainly beacause it does not take its origin in any specific dialect, but in many (british, and "hollywood"), and also in english spoken by many non native: french, german, sweedish, chinese and japanese. I guess i have come with something quite unusual. Does it look like (more or less) a real english dialect? I don't know, if anyone could tell me, i'd be gratefull. And giving samples will be a bit hard, because (sorry for that) i don't know IPA. For the words you quote, i have three different pronounciations: * Claw, law : have an "o"sound similar to the one in the french word "eau" though a little backward, followed by a VERY light "w", or "u" call it as you want. * dog, fog : the vowel here is close to the vowel french use for "or" or "colle", though it get's a little (really only a little) closer to "a" like it is in french or japanese. * Father, clod, rod : gets the same sound as the french "a with a circonflex accent". But i know this sound does not exist in all dialect of french. I don't know how to explain it. As i read my self, i realise how poor an explanation this is. I'll have to learn IPA.