"awe" phoneme has disappeared

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 29 19:26:41 UTC 2012

It finally happened.  The phoneme "awe" (backward c in IPA) has disappeared from US English tutorials.
The same phonetic symbol is given for "pot" "walk" and "clock" where each take the "ah" ~aa sound.  There is no symbol for the "awe" ~au sound.  bye bye.
Please help save the "awe" phoneme, before it's too late.

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
See how English spelling links to sounds at http://justpaste.it/ayk


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