How toll (rhymes with "doll") are you

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 1 16:39:07 UTC 2014

The nurse asked "How tall are you.  But she said ~taal not ~taul.  I had her say it twice before I got it.  She said; ~~Hou taaler yue?~~ in a soft quick voice.   Which makes me think - does the tongue go lower when we say "ah" or " awe"? 

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now FL 12.See how English spelling links to sounds at


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