All right. Now, I understand.

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jan 2 15:36:50 UTC 2013

At 1/1/2013 09:19 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>Did you see the part of my post that had an OED
>citation of "caldron" back to the fifteenth
>century? Or the part where I said I pronounce it
>as /ah/ (my general realization of É”)?

Yes I did, as did Wilson.  So I wanted to note my
/aw/ pronunciation.  I also checked the OED, and
found it has only /aw/, even, I must assume, for
the "caldron" spelling.  (Perhaps it does now, or
will when "caldron" takes over, need to add another pronunciation -- or two.)


>Either one seems to be adequate as an explanation.

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