|From:||Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 10, 2006, 19:42|
--- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote:
> Ray, shame on you, starting YAEPT!
> On 3/10/06, Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>
> > Ray wrote:
> > > So I see. In most (all?) varieties of English
> > > vowels in _does_ and
> > > _bother_ are different. And AFAIK the words
> > > and _could_ only
> > > share the vowels in parts of north England.
> > >
> > I believe I pronounce these two words with the
> > vowel...and I'm from New York.
> There are always exceptions, but even if that's true
> in your idiolect,
> it's not the norm in New York.
> In GenAm, "does" is something like [dVz] (same
> vowel as "luck") while
> "could" is [kUd] (with the same vowel as "look").
> Do you pronounce
> "luck" and "look" the same? (Or other such pairs as
> putt/put, etc.)
You know having gone over it a bit since I posted taht
email, I gotta say I was just dead wrong. You're right
of course...."does" = "luck", "could" = "look". Dont
know what I was thinking or hearing before.
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