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pronouncing CALL

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  • Graham Tritt
    If we apply the usual dialect rules, then call is pronounced col in South Africa, cal or carl in the U.S., and corl in the U.K. I don t think you will
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 20, 2005
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      If we apply the usual dialect rules, then call is pronounced
      "col" in South Africa,
      "cal" or "carl" in the U.S.,
      and "corl" in the U.K.

      I don't think you will have much success in defining
      a standard pronunciation as the acronym is too similar
      to many common English words.

      Graham


      >Hello to everyone and best wishes for a fruitful new year.
      >I would like to ask 'listers' a question only to clarify the issue of
      >pronouncing CALL.
      >How do you pronounce -or have heard others pronouncing- CALL?
      >/col/ or /cal/ or whatever? Is there a 'standard' way of pronouncing CALL?
      >Should there be one?
      >It might be useful to clear that out and be consistent throughout all
      >future references.

      Cheers

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