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View Poll Results: How do say hot dog?
Both words have the same vowel 21 42.86%
Different vowel sounds for each word 28 57.14%
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:24 AM
 
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By that I mean, even though both are monosyllabic words with the same vowel, do you use the same vowel sound?

I use a different vowel sound for "dog" than I do for "hot". What about you?
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I think 'hot rhyming with not' and 'dog rhyming with hog (more toward the hawg sound)'.
I only say this because my college linguistics professor made us listen to ourselves (much to our dismay) and then analyze the sounds.
In Texas I have heard the hot pronounced like the O in not and dog like the O row
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Frankfurter
Wienerschnitzel
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:49 AM
 
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I see what you mean, lol. I say "hot" like "not", and a slight "dawg" (not a deep South DAWG). "Dog" like "smog", with a hint of "aw" in it.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I see what you mean, lol. I say "hot" like "not", and a slight "dawg" (not a deep South DAWG). "Dog" like "smog", with a hint of "aw" in it.
very common but also pretty subtle -- you really have to listen for it
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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I say them with the same vowel
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Different-Hot (Like H-Ahh-T) Dog (Like Dogg or the 'O' in coffee)
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Different-Hot (Like H-Ahh-T) Dog (Like Dogg or the 'O' in coffee)
yes, I can see that would be the case
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:27 AM
 
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very common but also pretty subtle -- you really have to listen for it
Yeah, the "aw" or "ah" in dog is the kicker. My in-laws in MA use a VERY strong "ahhhh" in such words. Like, "Pahhhk the cahhh" (Park the car). I really do love the different accents in the various regions of the country. There are even different dialects within given regions. It's awesome, lol.
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:30 AM
 
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Yeah, the "aw" or "ah" in dog is the kicker. My in-laws in MA use a VERY strong "ahhhh" in such words. Like, "Pahhhk the cahhh" (Park the car). I really do love the different accents in the various regions of the country. There are even different dialects within given regions. It's awesome, lol.
Yeah, I've always thought it amazing that everyone has an accent except for me
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