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Re: Sorting out those phonetics

From:Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
Date:Friday, May 19, 2000, 19:14
Upon further reflection, I think I'm missing one important Australian

I wrote:

>Diphthongs > ai > Eu > Ou- (or Oy) > oi
There is also [Ai], contrasting with [ai], as in; 'Its a nice [dai] to[dAi]'. At least, this is what I heard in Brisbane. Don't you pronounce 'day' and 'die' differently? I'm sure you do. Many Americans fail to hear the difference believing you said, 'Its a nice die to die' instead of 'Its a nice day today'. This might answer your question regarding [A]. -kristian- 8)