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Re: USAGE: THEORY/USAGE: RE: Not *that* vowel again! (was: Personaladjectives (was:Fruitful typos...)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, January 24, 2000, 16:25
And Rosta wrote:

> [I]f you start at [i] and lower the jaw, > without constricting the pharynx, [E] is the other extreme from [i]. [&] > is what you get if you take [E] and add pharyngeal constriction.
I think this is right.
> These > alleged facts lead me to conclude (a) that 'typical' American short A > is [E]
My /&/ is definitely [&], based on feeling my pharynx from the outside. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)