I have noticed the changing of proununciations of words with -au and -aw by TV presenters which is spilling over into everyday speech. For example “dotter” for daughter, “otto” for auto, “jah” for jaw, “cahfe” for coffee, “don” for dawn, “lahn” for lawn, “wotter” for water. Are these pronunciations correct or are merely affectations in speech to sound more sophisticated or educated or possibly to distinguish themselves from having New Yawk area accent?
I was listening to a broadcast and the presenter said
Next we will hear from Don.
The next segment was presented by a woman whose name was Dawn.
Any insight will be appreciated.