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Re: more English orthography

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, May 22, 2000, 2:55
Roger Mills wrote:
> Same here, if I assume correctly that [V] means "upside down v", as in > _cup, but(t), slut etc.
Yes. Saying to myself "a cup", I can detect no difference between the vowels, even tho most phoneticists would transcribe that as /@ kVp/
> The schwa in 3d sing/noun pl. /-@z/ is often higher -- all the way to > barred i-- for some
For me, it's exactly the same as the vowel in "bit", which is supposed to be /I/, but sounds more central to me. More of a slightly lowered barred i.
> Some claim the same contrast for _Rosa's_ vs. _roses_.
I have that, now that you mention it - /roz@z/ and /rozIz/ -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson "Glassín wafilái pigasyúv táv pifyániivav nadusakyáavav sussyáiyatantu wawailáv ku suslawayástantu ku usfunufilpyasváditanva wafpatilikániv wafluwáiv suttakíi wakinakatáli tiDikáufli!" - nLáf mÁldu nÍmasun ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor