Re: OT: English and front rounded vowels
|From:||Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 7:34|
On Dec 11, 2007, at 5:40 AM, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> Mr Veoler skrev:
> > Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> >> Where are you from, BTW?
> > I'm from Östergötland, now living in Södermanland.
> > -- Veoler
> Then you grew up in fair and square [X] land. I'm from
> Orust, which used to have funny, strongly labialized 'sj-
> sounds'. I live in Gothenburg since 28 years, though. I
> still have [z\] for /j/ and [z\=:] for /i:/ though, and slip
> easily into [z=(:)] for /i(:)/ if I speak with someone who
> uses it. They are not as dying a species as you'd think! :-)
> /['bEt`:z=lse\s 'p3\z\k]
Wow, sort of like in Mandarin. Really cool! I will have to keep /i
(:)/ > /z=(:)/ in mind to use as a sound change at some point.