Emilie (sliverchick) wrote in linguaphiles,
Emilie
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Curious of a pronunciation

My husband and his friend...debate a lot about how they say things all the time. My husband is from CA, and his friend from GA.

One of the things they've been discussing lately is how to say the word "warm."

My husband and I (I'm from UT) both pronounce it with the warm rhyming with harm or arm, with more of a short o sound.

Our friend from GA and his wife (who is from ID)both pronounce it with the o part sound more like the o in storm, more of a long o sound.

I'm not sure how to type it with linguistic terms or the IPA to make easier, so my apologies there.

My question is, where are you from and how do you pronounce it? I had never heard warm with a long o sound before, and thus it sounded odd to me. So it got me curious to see if one pronunciation is more dominant than the other in different parts of the world.
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