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Re: CHAT: [O]

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Friday, November 3, 2000, 16:16
On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 07:51:59AM -0600, Danny Wier wrote:
> I've also heard, this time in "Middle American" (the kind of English you > hear on national TV and radio), a rounding of the vowel in "stop", thus > [stQp] (not quite [stOp]), instead of the expected [stAp]. > > Is this a new trend in American pronunciation? A sign of unification > between the Englishes of the world?
[snip] I have no idea... but this kind of vowel rounding sounds British to me. T