Americans don't pronounce ''cot'' with an [O] sound/

Marvin   Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:52 pm GMT
There are some regions in United States as well as in Canada and in England who don't distinguished cOt sound from cAUght sound.

If you really want to sound so neutral and free from regional characteristics, its better if you will use different vowel on that words.

Same also in mERry-mARry-mARy