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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%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-21-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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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?
People from the Baltimore/Upper Eastern Shore area sound almost like Philadelphians. In my part of Maryland, we sound like Washingtonians, which explains why some of us pronounce 'son' as 'sahn'.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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Ahn. I speak properly.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Sooooo....How speaks "Ah-oon"? Lol
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: U.S. (East Coast)
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Sooooo....How speaks "Ah-oon"? Lol
That reminds me of a wolf howling.... ah-oooooo(n). Let's not do that. People may think you're a closet werewolf.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Sooooo....How speaks "Ah-oon"? Lol
I do. I'm from Mars.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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Found the 1 guy who voted "Ah-oon"!!!

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Old 12-21-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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i use on as it sounds in phone .. some of you others must use it as it sounds in fawn .. do you call someone with your fawn ?
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Found the 1 guy who voted "Ah-oon"!!!

LOL Congratulations you are going to HOLLYWOOD!!!!!
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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People from the Baltimore/Upper Eastern Shore area sound almost like Philadelphians. In my part of Maryland, we sound like Washingtonians, which explains why some of us pronounce 'son' as 'sahn'.
Ah. Wow, Washingtonians must sound weird.
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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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.
So, "aw-un". It's not only a coastal NE thing, I've met Southerners who say the "aw" the same way they say it in Philly. It's a fronted sound, I believe with mouth rounding. However, I think "kawfee" is strictly NYC/Jersey/Philly, I've never heard anyone else say "kawfee".

Here in Chicago we say talk like "tawk" but without heavy fronting or rounding. But it's not "tahk". Coffee here is neither kah-fee or kaw-uh-fee (Northeast). More so just Kaw-fee. On, however, is "ahn" (like NYC).
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