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From Teflpedia

⟨aw⟩ is a vowel digraph that occurs in English. This very reliably represents the ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ vowel phoneme /ɔː/.

/ɔː/[edit | edit source]

awful, awkward, bawdy, brawl, claw, coleslaw, crawfish (also crayfish), crawl, dawn, draw, drawer /drɔːr/, flaw, hawk, jaw, law, lawn, macaw, paw, pawn, prawn, raw, saw, scrawny, spawn, straw, thaw, withdraw, yawn

Different syllables[edit | edit source]

  • /əw/: away, aware, award, awry, Delaware, Hawaii
  • /ɑːw/: Malawi

Variant pronunciations[edit | edit source]

lawyer /ˈlɔːjər, ˈlɔɪər/[1]

Homophones[edit | edit source]

claws/clause; paws/pause;

References[edit | edit source]

  1., Random House Inc., lawyer.