USAGE: American low back vowels [was Re: New Try from a New Guy]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 16, 2002, 19:36|
Quoting John Cowan <jcowan@...>:
> Joseph Fatula scripsit:
> > Is the first vowel sound in American English "father" [a]? The way that
> > sounds normal to me doesn't seem to have any diphthongization at all.
> Most Americans use [A] here, but in Boston they say [a].
In Chicago as well.
Question: does anyone know where Mark Rosenfelder is? I emailed him
some time ago about the possibility of a Chicago conlangcon, and he
Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally,
Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right
University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of
1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter.
Chicago, IL 60637