|Author:||Lumia (Authenticated as Lumia)|
|Date:||May 20, 2007 at 11:39:05 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: no by garden2|
"cow" represents one single syllable, with a diphthong: the first sound is AH and the second is the semivowel correspondent to OO. This sound is spelled in a lot of languages as au, as in Laura.
In IPA your guess is [kawri].
"kah-oh" represents two syllables: the first with the sound AH and the second with the vowel OH.
In IPA this is [kaori]. Very different.
You don't distinguish these two different sounds ("Whatever. Same thing.", your words), but that is your problem because in a lot of languages the difference between them is distinctive and it is important.
Again: if you don't know the right answer, don't reply.
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