Which way does the essay writer pronounce: /ɑːˈtɪstɪk/ (1) or /ɔˈtɪstɪk/ (2):
- If she did (2) as is in dictionaries, what’s the difference between (1) and (2)?
(I hear (1) instead of (2), so I’m wondering what it is. Though I’ve already put the likewise question once on ELL, after getting right answer here from a specific case, I would like to improve my pronunciation understanding better.)
- If she did (1), isn’t there no difference between the two, /ɑ/ and /ɔ/, for some Americans?