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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7515 on: April 25, 2013, 09:00:03 AM »
Then and when have the same sound and than and pan have the same sound to me.  But I don't hear a difference between Mary, marry and merry.

From a book I was reading this morning, how do you pronounce 'caulk' (as in caulking around a window).  For me, it rhymes with dock.  Sometimes there is the slightest hint of the 'l' in there but not usually.
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« Reply #7516 on: April 25, 2013, 09:10:20 AM »
Then and when have the same sound and than and pan have the same sound to me.  But I don't hear a difference between Mary, marry and merry.

From a book I was reading this morning, how do you pronounce 'caulk' (as in caulking around a window).  For me, it rhymes with dock.  Sometimes there is the slightest hint of the 'l' in there but not usually.

For me, it rhymes with "squawk" or "Awk".  More an "Awwww" sound than the "ah" of dock.



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« Reply #7517 on: April 25, 2013, 09:39:23 AM »
Then and when have the same sound and than and pan have the same sound to me.  But I don't hear a difference between Mary, marry and merry.

From a book I was reading this morning, how do you pronounce 'caulk' (as in caulking around a window).  For me, it rhymes with dock.  Sometimes there is the slightest hint of the 'l' in there but not usually.

For me, it rhymes with "squawk" or "Awk".  More an "Awwww" sound than the "ah" of dock.

Same here.
Caulk, walk, squawk, hawk.
Clock, stock, mock, jock.

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« Reply #7518 on: April 25, 2013, 09:48:10 AM »
Then and when have the same sound and than and pan have the same sound to me.  But I don't hear a difference between Mary, marry and merry.

From a book I was reading this morning, how do you pronounce 'caulk' (as in caulking around a window).  For me, it rhymes with dock.  Sometimes there is the slightest hint of the 'l' in there but not usually.

For me, it rhymes with "squawk" or "Awk".  More an "Awwww" sound than the "ah" of dock.

Same here.
Caulk, walk, squawk, hawk.
Clock, stock, mock, jock.

Those all sound the same to me.
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« Reply #7519 on: April 25, 2013, 01:08:21 PM »
Caulk sounds like Cork to me.  As in wine cork. I got very confused when I started diy to be told to put cork on my coving.  Made sense when I got to the store and saw the spelling. The above discussion made me think.  Does anyone else 'see' words instead of hear them?

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« Reply #7520 on: April 25, 2013, 02:28:17 PM »
perpetua wrote:

"Similarly, I've noticed a lot of people writing 'thot' instead of 'thought'."

I always saw that as a way to speed up texting that just has the side benefit of being easier to spell.

I always pronounce "caulk" like the "L" is silent, and the "au" sound is different from a flat-A "ah" sound.

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"Those all sound the same to me."

"Walk" and "jock" have the same vowel sound to you?  I'd be curious to hear your accent, then.  I've never heard any accent that would make those two words sound like a full rhyme.

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« Reply #7521 on: April 25, 2013, 02:33:04 PM »
You haven't talked to many rural Canadians, then.   ;D

I've had Americans tell me that my accent is 'adorable'.

I've just been saying 'walk' and 'jock' to myself.  There is a very, very, very slight difference in pronunciation which I probably can only identify because I'm concentrating on it.  Merry, Mary and marry all sound the same, to me, too.
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« Reply #7522 on: April 25, 2013, 02:36:36 PM »

I've had Americans tell me that my accent is 'adorable'.


There is something hilariously cute about some Canadian accents. No other accent amuses me as much. And its not all Canadian accents, its just some people. (The guidance counselor in Todd and the Book of Evil for example has such a funny accent, no other characters on the show have it though.)

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« Reply #7523 on: April 25, 2013, 02:39:03 PM »
I love an East Coast accent, myself.  There is a real difference between somebody from Newfoundland and the rest of the Maritimes that I can usually pick up on.  Cape Bretoners have a different lilt, too, that I love.  Rita McNeil, who recently passed away, and the Rankins are good examples.
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« Reply #7524 on: April 25, 2013, 03:10:15 PM »
Confession time...  I can't tell the difference between an American accent and a Canadian one.


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« Reply #7525 on: April 25, 2013, 03:11:44 PM »
Outdoor Girl wrote:

"You haven't talked to many rural Canadians, then."

I'll confess to that, eh?

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« Reply #7526 on: April 25, 2013, 03:11:56 PM »
LOL.  I can't always tell the difference between Aussies, New Zealanders and UK so I get it.
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« Reply #7527 on: April 25, 2013, 03:12:51 PM »
Outdoor Girl wrote:

"You haven't talked to many rural Canadians, then."

I'll confess to that, eh?

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« Reply #7528 on: April 25, 2013, 03:29:40 PM »

"Walk" and "jock" have the same vowel sound to you?  I'd be curious to hear your accent, then.  I've never heard any accent that would make those two words sound like a full rhyme.

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They're identical when I say them. "Wahk" and "jahk"
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« Reply #7529 on: April 25, 2013, 04:47:19 PM »


Outdoor Girl wrote:

"Those all sound the same to me."

"Walk" and "jock" have the same vowel sound to you?  I'd be curious to hear your accent, then.  I've never heard any accent that would make those two words sound like a full rhyme.

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I am a Midwesterner, and it seems that the dialect in my area is predominantly "smoosh sounds together so all words sound the same". Apparently we all lack proper diction. ;) Walk and jock sound exactly the same--walk is pronounced like "wok". I had to stop reading the word pronunciation thread because it made my brain hurt--all those words that were supposed to sound different, sound exactly the same to me. It took me the longest time to figure out how marry/merry/Mary were different because they sound exactly alike here.

When I was a kid I used to try to pronounce words as they are written--i.e. fully pronounce 'walk'--and I got so many strange looks.

Oh, and I hate having to say "caulk" because around here it's pronounced just like the naughty word. I was thoroughly razzed the one and only time I tried announcing "I need to get some caulk."
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