steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Aug 31 20:19:18 CEST 2007
> On Aug 31, 8:47 am, Erik Max Francis <m... at alcyone.com> wrote:
>> Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
>>> weird this - maybe a native English speaker can comment -
>>> when I pronounce what fishermen do - it rhymes with roll,
>>> but when I am talking about the thing that lives under bridges
>>> and munches goats, the "O" sound is shorter, and more
>>> towards the back of my mouth.
>> Native English accents vary as well, but _roll_ rhymes with _troll_, not
>> _trawl_. _Trawl_ would rhyme with _fall_, and _fall_ definitely doesn't
>> rhyme with _roll_.
>> Erik Max Francis && m... at alcyone.com &&http://www.alcyone.com/max/
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>> -- Mark Twain
> I say the 'oll' in troll like the 'ol' in frolic, and pronounce roll
> and role similarly.
> My accent is probably from the East Midlands of the UK, but is not
If your accent isn't pronounced how do we know what it sounds like?
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