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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 never responded. ========================================================================= 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


Tim May <butsuri@...>