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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.

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