I noticed that in New Zealand most people pronounce "o" at the end of "no" or "so" in a rather rolled manner - something closer to [our] instead of simple [ou]. For example, lady in this video does this at 0:07 . How do you make this sound?

For natives this might be a natural manner of pronoucing it, but I'm Russian and never heard it before :p

  • Sounds like a "non-rhotic" accent, where the "r" sound is dropped in some places and added in others. It's not "normal" English, in most of the US.
    – Hot Licks
    Mar 17, 2019 at 2:38
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    That particular instance is just a slightly extended diphthong because the word is emphasised and followed by a comma. She uses the word so a bit later on too, where it's pronounced with the same sound but shorter because of the context.
    – Andrew Leach
    Mar 17, 2019 at 9:26
  • There’s a change of pitch, on the second o. A drop.
    – Xanne
    Aug 25, 2021 at 3:59


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