Re: CHAT: [O]
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 3, 2000, 23:00|
On Sat, 4 Nov 2000 09:41:01 +1100 Tristan McLeay <s993195@...>
> >Okay, I was watching the FOX affiliate in Longview, Texas, and a
> >who was clearly speaking for the most part Texas English was on --
> >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
> By [O], you do mean the sound in (RP & Aussie) 'shaw/shore', don't
> (backwards-c)? And is [Q] the sound in (RP & Aussie) 'hot'
> a)? I can honestly say I've never heared any Aussie say anything
> sounded like [fOks]. Possibly something British..?
[O] is the SAMPA and Kirschenbaum for IPA reversed c. [Q] is SAMPA for
the low (not mid-open) back rounded vowel (but IPA gamma in Kirsch.).
After hearing it again, however, the vowel sound was closer to [Q]. And
she definitely sounded Texan (pronouncing "five" something like [fa:v]),
but the rounding of her short o's could be Canadian or Scottish or
something. (You're right, I had Australian and British mixed up.)
I have heard that from other Americans though; maybe it's a