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Why is 'women' sometimes pronounced as 'woman'?

Janus Bahs Jacquet commented: The second interviewee in that video (well, third, but the first two are in a group together) definitely does pronounce women with a vowel that is a lot closer to [ʊ] ...
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Why is 'women' sometimes pronounced as 'woman'?

For the same reason it is called mankind not menkind. This is the domain of man not men - men is gendered the term man is not. Woman is being used as a plural. "add further details, such as ...
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Can American ‘bought’ sometimes sound like ‘bop’?

Short answer (tl;dr): Yes, the last consonant in the word bought may often be realised as a [p] before the word me. The full story In General American, a syllable final /t/ followed by a consonant ...
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Can American ‘bought’ sometimes sound like ‘bop’?

I've noticed that the word 'bought' sometimes sounds like 'bop' What is said is [ʃɪ ˈbɑt m̩i (j)ə ˈkʰɑɹ]. This is an example of the cot-caught merger (chiefly found in the eastern western side of ...
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