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Title: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: JulieM on April 04, 2019, 07:23 PM
I'm seeking feedback on whether "bald" and "call" are near rhymes in your part of the world. If not, can you say where you are?
Thanks very much!
Title: Re: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: David Wright on April 04, 2019, 08:06 PM
In Toronto, no. We pronounce the 'd' clearly, like balled. So it would be like saying call and called are near rhymes. They are alliterative though.
Title: Re: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: dinalapomy101 on April 05, 2019, 04:25 AM
In Western NY, they definitely  have internal rhyme, but I wouldn't end rhyming stanzas with them if the rest of the work is perfect rhyme.
Title: Re: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: Hopeful on April 05, 2019, 05:09 AM
I don't think "bald" and "call" rhyme.  However, I do think that "bald" and "called" rhyme.  I'm in the Mid-Atlantic of the US.
Title: Re: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: Ev on April 05, 2019, 05:47 AM
I'm in Kentucky and 'bald' and 'call' do not rhyme for me.
Title: Re: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: Vijaya on April 05, 2019, 06:30 AM
I don't think "bald" and "call" rhyme.  However, I do think that "bald" and "called" rhyme.  I'm in the Mid-Atlantic of the US.

This.

I'm in South Carolina.
Title: Re: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: Pons on April 05, 2019, 07:46 AM
I don't think "bald" and "call" rhyme.  However, I do think that "bald" and "called" rhyme.  I'm in the Mid-Atlantic of the US.

This goes for me, too. Southern California.
Title: Re: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: dewsanddamps on April 05, 2019, 08:38 AM
If you're asking about the vowels, yes, I pronounce both with an /aw/ sound (Upper Midwest). But they don't feel like a near rhyme to me.
Title: Re: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on April 05, 2019, 11:45 AM
Same for me. I'm in FL and grew up in NJ.

If you're asking about the vowels, yes, I pronounce both with an /aw/ sound (Upper Midwest). But they don't feel like a near rhyme to me.

Title: Re: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on April 05, 2019, 06:38 PM
If you're asking about the vowels, yes, I pronounce both with an /aw/ sound (Upper Midwest). But they don't feel like a near rhyme to me.
I don't think "bald" and "call" rhyme.  However, I do think that "bald" and "called" rhyme.

Both of the above are true for me. Long Island, NY. (It would be the same in the city too.)
Title: Re: Do these words sound similar where you are from?
Post by: JulieM on April 05, 2019, 08:44 PM
Okay, I think we have overwhelming agreement in the answer! Thanks very much, everyone. No more replies are needed.