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Old 04-13-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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That's what I don't get. They all rhyme! Do you pronounce the "l" or something?
I used to think they all sounded the same, but then I started to notice how I pronounce them in a sentence and I pronounce them differently.

To me, saying "She's stalking me" pronounced as "She's stocking me" doesn't sound right.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:42 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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That's what I don't get. They all rhyme! Do you pronounce the "l" or something?
Well "stalk" has a strong "aw" sound. Stock has an "ah" sound. Nothing alike.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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Well "stalk" has a strong "aw" sound. Stock has an "ah" sound. Nothing alike.
Not when I say them, but maybe there's a slight difference when I'm using them in conversation. I've never paid attention.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I hear a lot of people pronounce dog as "dahg", but I pronounce it more like "dawg". Certain words are still very different according to region.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Well, that's just weird.
You think thats weird.....where Gunner and I are from, lots of folks put an r in wash.
Pronounced "warsh".
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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You think thats weird.....where Gunner and I are from, lots of folks put an r in wash.
Pronounced "warsh".
I hear that occasionally where I live. LOL
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I was born in 1990 and I do have a small local accent and do use a lot of local words in regular conversation. I never use those words however in formal conversation.
You must be referring to Pittsburghese.

Are yinz goin don ton n'at?
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:04 PM
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Not when I say them, but maybe there's a slight difference when I'm using them in conversation. I've never paid attention.
Odd. To me they sound nothing alike. Also, looking at that quiz, the a in "bath" and "bat" don't seem alike, though a bit similar. Do some people say them exactly alike? I can feel my tongue move up when saying "bath".
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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You think thats weird.....where Gunner and I are from, lots of folks put an r in wash.
Pronounced "warsh".
Born and raised and yet I still cringe when I hear that lol
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Born and raised and yet I still cringe when I hear that lol
So do I!
My mother even slips up and says it once in a while!
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