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Re: I *almost* understand the IPA!

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Thursday, June 27, 2002, 5:25
On Thu, 2002-06-27 at 11:11, John Cowan wrote:
> Adrian Morgan scripsit: > > > The vowels [e_j] and [o_w] do not occur in Australian speech, > > but they are common when singing, as allophones of [{I] and [3\}] > > respectively. > > IOW you speak in Australian but sing in American (or Irish).
IOW is what? And yes, when singing, Australians generally sing either in (normally non-rhoticised) American or RP. Well,,, not exactly, it's Australianised to a degree, but that's the intention. (Some things that we would have too much difficulty with we simplify, e.g. /oi@l/, which needs to be one syllable, becomes /O:l/ in RP-style.) Tristan.