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View Poll Results: How do you pronounce "on"?
Ahn 41 55.41%
Awn 31 41.89%
Ah-oon 1 1.35%
Some other way (explain) 1 1.35%
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Northern NJ. We say 'ahn', but South Jersey says 'awn'.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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'Awn' - like lawn, fawn, and bond. You know, the way it is supposed to be pronounced.
No, ahn like bond! Which doesn't sound like lawn or fawn.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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Awn.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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Murliner here, most of us including myself pronounce it as "ahn".
Hmmm. That's different than Philly, where people say "awn". I thought Maryland and Philly had similar accents.

Although could it have to do with a shift happening in American accents?
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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"Ahn" like fawn, bond, etc..
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:53 AM
 
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Philadelphian here and I would say neither. In Philly, "on" is pronounced using the same dipthong in the way which the Philly accent and other coastal northeastern accents also pronounce the "o" in coffee and "a" talk (so its pronunced as cawfee, tawk and awn in Philly and they all rhyme) so it's it's different the regular "awn" if that makes any sense lol.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:57 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Philadelphian here and I would say neither. In Philly, "on" is pronounced using the same dipthong in the way which the Philly accent and other coastal northeastern accents also pronounce the "o" in coffee and "a" talk (so its pronunced as cawfee, tawk and awn in Philly and they all rhyme) so it's it's different the regular "awn" if that makes any sense lol.
Same for me as well.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Philadelphian here and I would say neither. In Philly, "on" is pronounced using the same dipthong in the way which the Philly accent and other coastal northeastern accents also pronounce the "o" in coffee and "a" talk (so its pronunced as cawfee, tawk and awn in Philly and they all rhyme) so it's it's different the regular "awn" if that makes any sense lol.
This.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I pronounce it as "ahn" and I'm southern but have lived in Texas exclusively for twenty five years.'

Lots of Texans say "own" - as in, "Are we own for tonight?" Or "Don't forget to put your boots own!" Not all Texans of course, but I hear it pretty regularly and it always jars my ears a little.

"Turn tha lats own!"
LOL. I pronounce it like "own", as do most folks in Alabama and north Florida. I guess I'd "jar your ears" a little.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Philadelphian here and I would say neither. In Philly, "on" is pronounced using the same dipthong in the way which the Philly accent and other coastal northeastern accents also pronounce the "o" in coffee and "a" talk (so its pronunced as cawfee, tawk and awn in Philly and they all rhyme) so it's it's different the regular "awn" if that makes any sense lol.
I've actually tried to pronounce those words that way, but it makes me feel like my lips are moving funny, like I'm trying to chew while talking or something.
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