All right. Now, I understand.

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Jan 2 17:02:30 UTC 2013

On Jan 2, 2013, at 7:36 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

> 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 ɔ)?
> 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.)

The online OED has only one entry for both "cauldron" and "caldron" with [ˈkɔːl drən] for both. That covers both your pronunciation, I believe, and my pronunciation of /ah/.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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