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  • jimoiseau
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    I think the disagreement here comes from the dropped R in a British accent. Just imagine an American saying “taut” or “taught” and then saying “tort”, they would sound different in his accent and near identical in a standard (i.e. BBC) British accent.

    I suspect the same is true of a Scottish accent (they pronounce their Rs, where the English don’t).

    lemonysam
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    I suspect the same is true of a Scottish accent (they pronounce their Rs, where the English don’t).

    Ahhh… *penny drrrrrrops*

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    Tolkien wrote a book, he did not actually create Middle Earth and the languages spoken by actual people resident there. I appreciate that I may be naive in this, and will be told the error of my ways by people who use the word “canon” a lot, but I don’t really care.

    This stuff exists chiefly in the reader’s head. In my head, Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights generally isn’t black and doesn’t speak with a Mancunian accent, because the idea that he ought to was not really impressed upon my 17 year old mind. The one in your head may well differ. I care only very slightly what Emily Bronte thought about the matter.

    🙂

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Tolkien wrote a book, he did not actually create Middle Earth and the languages spoken by actual people resident there.

    Oh dear.

    gonefishin
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    Would you really pronounce taut sufficiently distinctly from tort or torte as to make any noticable difference?

    Yes.

    Edit. Doesn’t everyone? I would however pronounce taut the same as taught.

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