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
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..?