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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@terra,com.br
Data:  25/MAR/2009 12:02 PM
Assunto:  Pronunciation

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.

Best regards



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Pronunciation  –  Francine  23/MAR/2009, 4:09 PM
Pronunciation  –  José Roberto  23/MAR/2009, 11:08 PM
Pronunciation  –  Francine  24/MAR/2009, 8:37 AM
Pronunciation  –  Dale/CR  24/MAR/2009, 11:46 AM
Pronunciation  –  Francine  24/MAR/2009, 12:23 PM
Pronunciation  –  Dale/CR  24/MAR/2009, 12:52 PM
Pronunciation  –  José Roberto  24/MAR/2009, 3:03 PM
Pronunciation  –  Dale/CR  24/MAR/2009, 4:58 PM
Pronunciation  –  José Roberto  24/MAR/2009, 6:11 PM
Pronunciation  –  Dale/CR  24/MAR/2009, 8:15 PM
Pronunciation: ao Dale  –  Pimenta  02/ABR/2009, 10:29 AM
Pronunciation  –  Francine  25/MAR/2009, 9:11 AM
 Pronunciation  –  José Roberto  25/MAR/2009, 12:02 PM
Pronunciation  –  Francine  25/MAR/2009, 4:44 PM

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