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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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Variation of the əʊ sound (like in Show) in British English

SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
I read the əʊ sound changes a bit when an L follows, making it sound more like it was ɒʊ (ɒ is the sound in Hot), according to this site: https://notendur.hi.is/peturk/KENNSLA/02/TOP/Amvowels.html (scroll down to Diphthongs)
Is it true? in which dialects does it happen? And how do I make it? Thanks in advance.
Cold code
Old ode
Told toad
Sold sewed
Mold mode
Bold bode

Answers

  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,593 mod
    In BrE (RP) we tend to say "əʊld", but Americans tend to say "oʊld".

    Where I grew up (the Midlands) people do tend to say mold and bold that way.

  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2014
    So people in the midlands do. You grew in the midlands. So you might do as well. I'll listen more carefully to your recordings next time.
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