Decoding exercises: "aw"

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ɔː

law /lɔː/

IPA vowels
æ ɑː
trap father - start
e
dress face square
ɪ ɪə
kit fleece near
ɒ əʊ ɔː
lot goat taught
ʊ ʊə
foot goose mature
juː jʊə
cute cure
ʌ ə ɜː
strut comma nurse
ɔɪ
price mouth choice
IPA consonants
Normal sound: /b, d, f, g, h, k, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, v, w, z/
 ʃ  ŋ
show church sing
ʒ  j 
usual judge you
θ ð s
think that see
IPA Stress
ˈ Primary stress
hotel /həʊˈtel/
ˌ Secondary stress
understand
/ˌʌndərˈstænd/
IPA Syllabification
. nitrate /ˈnaɪ.treɪt/, night-rate /ˈnaɪt.reɪt/

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

/ɔː/[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

Variant pronunciations[edit]

  • lawyer /ˈlɔːjər, ˈlɔɪər/[1]

Homophones[edit]

  • claws - clause; paws - pause;

References[edit]

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

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