LINGUIST List 31.1454

Mon Apr 27 2020

Disc: Rhyming and Pronunciation

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 25-Mar-2020
From: Diana Fredrich <>
Subject: Rhyming and Pronunciation
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I lead ESL Conversation at the library. I am native English speaker and lead a mixed group. At our last group class - they told me that the words WARM and WORM sounded exactly alike to them. I wanted to make a lesson - then I realized that some English speakers say WARM like FARM, and some say WARM like FORM. Is it just the case that there are 2 different ways to pronounce WARM in English? Thank you! Diana

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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