Decoding exercises: "aw"

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ɔː

law /lɔː/

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.

See also[edit]