English words can be really confusing sometimes.
In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words and common names.
This week we’re going to talk about the words ‘low’ and ‘law’ and focus on other words that are spelled with AW.
Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:
law: laa [IPA: lɑː] or law [IPA: lɔː]
low: low [IPA: loʊ]
awful: aa-f’l [IPA: ɑːfəl ] or aw-f’l [IPA: ɔːfəl]
awesome: aa-s’m [IPA: ɑːsəm] or aw-s’m [IPA: ɔːsəm]
draw: draa [IPA: drɑː] or draw [IPA: drɔː]
dawn: daan [IPA: dɑːn] or dawn [IPA: dɔːn]
crawl: kraal [IPA: krɑːl] or krawl [IPA: krɔːl]
lawn: laan [IPA: lɑːn] or lawn [IPA: lɔːn]
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