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"aw" as in "dawn"

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don
This is the spelling when the project started
doon
This alternative is to reflect the fact that the sound is a long 'o' rather than just a short 'o'
dorn
This will achieve more consistency in pronunciation with words such as Horse, Course...etc
doorn
"dawn" rhymes with "porn", "pawn" and "corn". Since Saypyu already has "Koorn" the best translation would be "Doorn"
Don and Dawn are usually distinguished in the dictionary. dQn and dO:n. In Gen. American Don is pronounced dAn. This might be spelled daan.
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Posted by: Steve
I suggest 'dorn' (as in 'thorn'). Otherwise you have a problem with 'don' (sunrise) being spelt as 'don' (to put clothes on).
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Posted by: Dogmatix
as i see it 'don' is a proposal by an american, based on the way they pronounce a written 'o', which (as a kiwi) i would i would liken to a long 'aa' sound and write in saypyu as 'daan' rather than 'don'. as a kiwi, i would vote for something in the direction of 'dorn', without too much weight on the 'r'.
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Posted by: mrB
so, voting on a proposed saypyu representation depends a lot on the the interpretation of the written vowel sound which the speaker is trying to transliterate. to me, when i hear an american say 'florida', i hear 'flaarɘdɘ'. so how do we deal with this situation?
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Posted by: mrB
dawn rhymes with "porn", "pawn" and "corn". Since Saypyu already has "Koorn" the best translation would be "Doorn"
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Posted by: uhnkuhl fil
Spelling Dawn “Doorn” would not affect the pronunciation but would make the pronunciation more obvious and intuitive. “Door” is already a SaypYu word, as is “Koorn” so Doorn would be consistent, logical and superior choice.
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Posted by: uhnkuhl fil
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