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J. 'Mach' Wust wrote:

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>Since you've included /Aj@/, why not include /aw@/ as in "sour"? Though I
>don't really understand why these are so often analyzed as one (compound)
>vowel sound and not as /Aj, aw/ + [log in to unmask]
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They are a tripthong.  It's just the way they're pronounced, I
suppose.Both [Aj@] and [Aw@] are heading towards [A:], however, as is
the trend today(Monopthongising dipthongs/tripthongs).  Hence, /O:/,
/O@/ and /U@/ are merged in my dialect, what was originally [E@] is
[E:], and [I@] is quite often [I:]. (especially finally - ear, year).

>I guess you merge the sounds of "war" and "door"?
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Almost everyone does.  And that of 'pour'.