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Re: more English orthography

From:Marcus Smith <smithma@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 16, 2000, 1:02
At 5/13/00 04:28 AM -0400, you wrote:

>OK. My dialect, _phonemically_, has the vowels of: > > bot, bait, bat, bet, beet, bit, bite, but, boat, book, boy, bout, boot, >beaut, -ble, Bert
I have a phonemic contrast between syllabic /n/ and consonental /n/: lightening [lait.n.IN] vs. lightning [lait.nIN]. I guess it's a matter of preference whether you want to consider schwa a phoneme or not. I can't think of a way to get any other pronunciation for it in "comma."
>I also have the consonants of: > > bee, chew, do, though, fee, go, hi, jaw, key, low, me, no, -ing, pie, ray, >sea, she, tea, thick, vow, way, you, zee, and "zh".
Perfect match there. Marcus