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Re: more English orthography

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 17, 2000, 4:00
>I also distinguish cot [cat] and caught [cOt] etc. Lots of people >(Californians in particular) do not.
Yes, we Californians fo not make a distinction between the two. Speaking of California idiolect differences, i had a guy in my spanish class who had a "surfer" accent. I cant write how he would say his words in IPA (i'm not sure), but whenever he would say a vowel it would be rounded off, and drawn out a bit (best I can describe it). He'd do this with Spanish words and it would sound so funny. ________________________________________________ The rattan basket criticizes the palm leaf basket, still both are full of holes.