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law /lɔː/

The sequence "aw" very reliably represents IPA phoneme /ɔː/.


  • awe, awesome, 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

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

Variant pronunciations

  • lawyer /ˈlɔːjər, ˈlɔɪər/[1]


  • claws - clause; paws - pause;


  1. Dictionary.com, Random House Inc., lawyer.

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