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Re: CHAT: [O]

From:Tristan McLeay <s993195@...>
Date:Friday, November 3, 2000, 22:41
>Okay, I was watching the FOX affiliate in Longview, Texas, and a woman >who was clearly speaking for the most part Texas English was on -- but >instead of saying [fAks], she said [fOks]. Not even [fQks]. She used a >real mid-open back rounded vowel.
>It was as though she was vacillating between Australian English and Texas >English.
By [O], you do mean the sound in (RP & Aussie) 'shaw/shore', don't you (backwards-c)? And is [Q] the sound in (RP & Aussie) 'hot' (backwards-script a)? I can honestly say I've never heared any Aussie say anything that sounded like [fOks]. Possibly something British..? --Tristan