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/ɔr/ for /ɚ/
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2013/06/18
4:04am
Raffee
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Some words like ‘word’ itself, containing  /Éš/, seem to always keep it. But some others like ‘world’ sometimes sound as if it were  /É”r/ or something close to it. Is there such a thing or is it just my not-enough-sensitive ears?

2013/06/18
6:21am
RobertB
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Your hearing must be pretty sensitive to detect the difference. But if it’s close to ‘war,’ then it’s wrong, as perhaps when non-native speakers try too hard to do the diphthong of ‘orl.’

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