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Re: Paul Bennett's linguistic history (was Re: Schwa and [V]: Learning the IPA)

From:Larry Sulky <larrysulky@...>
Date:Sunday, June 18, 2006, 12:53
On 6/18/06, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:

> I seem to tap the Span. /r/ a little further back than my > American VtV (definitely alveolar), so the sound in "para" (post-alveolar?) > is way different from the sound in "potter" or "pot o' (gold)'; I don't do > flapped d, but doubt it would be any closer. Not sure how IPA/CXS would > distinguish the two. Using the American sound in Spanish gives a distinctly > "wrong" impression to me, though I don't know how hispanophones would react. >
I was trying to think of how they differ for me when I saw Roger's post, which describes it perfectly IMO. I do exactly the same. I mostly grew up in California, if that has any bearing. --larry