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American English....3 Vowel Sounds +

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Diana, dialysis, "my acne", diaspora
hire, higher, liar, fire, buyer, diagram,
"Why are we here?", hierarchy, admire
shower, hour, power, sour, "how are the boys?"
mayor, mayonnaise, player, play a song
slower, mower, Goa, "go a mile", "sew a shirt"
fewer, cure, liqueur, "I knew a man"
pronunciation*, affiliation, asphyxiate, liaison
stereo, Romeo, radio, rodeo, Ethiopia
query, queer, weir, we're, weary
enquire, choir, "Why are we here?", wire
oasis, inchoate, Croatia

                                                               * NB: Most speakers would say "pronun..." rather than "pronoun..."


Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Mr Cory A Perrin
Ms Meg Moir
Mr Tim Marz
Tarek El Messidi

S. California

Oct 31, 2000
Nov 24, 2000
Mar 6, 2001
Mar 2, 2006




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