LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||25/MAR/2009 12:02 PM|
So may I affirm that /Pôl/ is a British pronunciation and /Pól/ is an American one?
I'm afraid in phonetics we can't be categorical all the time, it really depends, as Dale has it (some) American don't round this vowel at all so it sound something like /pAl/ where /A/ is pronounced like in father.
According to Daniel Jones' English Pronouncing Dictionary the British pronunciation is /pó:l/, where : symbolises long vovel, and Americans can either pronounce /pó:l/ or /pa:l/, (/a:/ = /A/).
Now, the quality of the vowel /ó:/ across both dialects (and within dialects), again, is a matter of phonetic detail. It is nice to study it but it won't make any major distinction in real life usage. Unless you really like and want to discuss phonetic detail implamentation, we can do it, otherwise, don't get yourself too carried away with this.
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