Aw (digraph)

aw is a digraph that occurs in many languages.

In English

In English, aw represents the /ɔ/ sound in pawn. In many varieties of English, including many varieties of North American English, Scottish English and Irish English this vowel is merged with the /ɒ/ or /ɑ/ vowel in "hot". In Middle English, the digraph was pronounced as the diphthong /au/.

In other languages

In Welsh, aw represents the diphthong [au].

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