What about pronouncing these words?

LOVE( O or A)
COME (O or A)
SOME (O or A)
ABOVE, etc.

In all dictionaries and textbooks A
But at this time of day, I sometimes hear people pronouncing O in such words, especially Americans.

PLEASE ANSWER, AFTER ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Manohonor,

The vowel sound of these words is neither "O" nor "A".
They sound the same as "u" in SUN. If the International Phonetic Alphabets were accessible here, it would be much easier. But the shape representing the identical sound takes similar form as Emotion: cake in a uniform manner. Additional examples of the sound are found in "Son", "but", "cut", "duck", "one" and so on.

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I know, know, know it!

It's showed in dictionaries that 'COME', 'ABOVE', 'LOVE' etc. are pronounced with '^' sound, like in
'cut', 'sun', 'one' and so forth.

Why am I asking'? BEcause JAmes HEtfield from METALLICA(not only him) sings these words with 'O' sound, like
in 'DOG', 'FOG' etc. What is more on the earlier albums he sang these words with '^' as you said.
I wanna know how to pronounce them properly and modernly!

Thanks for replying, waiting for new one.

P.S. I meant '^' sound by 'A" like in "CUT' or 'RUN", not that which is in 'APE', 'ATE" etc.

Simply I'm Russian and in Russian this sound is the same as '^'

I understand what you mean. This is the in-between sound of "u" in surround and "o" in socks when pronounced in American English.

Let me add one thing more. If any of the vowel sounds from the words mentioned above are made as "o" in dog or fog, they might be intended for some specific effects in specific situations. However, the standard pronunciation of the words remains intact. Sometimes, it may sound like "u" in surround when it is not stressed though. I am pretty sure that the correct pronunciation in usual circumstances has no other variations in either British or American English.

I hope it helps.

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because they pronounced it like the british does. it's called british accent and totally different from american accent.
There is no significant difference between standard British and standard American pronunciations, in words such as love, above, some, etc. Any difference would have to be a dialect.

In the Liverpool area, you often hear the ^ sound replaced by a short oo, as in foot. So that "truck" rhymes with "book."