Note: There is, therefore, not the slightest difference in pronunc. between lord and land or between core and caw. See § 25.
§ 52. 0 = üu in:
d°, l°se> move, prove, two1), tomb, who, whose, ^ ^ U whom,
§ 53. o = m in:
wo//, wotnan, bosom, worsted, 3) wolsey.
§ 54. o = i> in the group wor + consonant.
wort. work. worm.
Except only sword (w is mute) with ö. ;<+'■'■' ■
§ 55. For the o in unstrest syllables, such as
carol, pilot etc.
See § 114 ff.
§ 56. There is a practice among some speakers to lengthen the o in certain words, until it is heard as ó eg:
lost, cost, frost, broth, froth, cloth, soft, off, cough, ^ • j god, moth, hospita!, officer. öisU
jit || C«vv->^ ürv9 bno y /•
' ^ •) for twopence see § 50 and note.
2) toward can be pron. regularly tüu-wód, or as tód. See § 129.
3) worsted with u = sajet. But worsted: past part of to worst has V.