My vowels // was [i:]=[ij]?
|From:||Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 4, 2000, 6:57|
I'm remembering that Irina and Boudewijn have a copy of some
Australian songs that I took over when I visited, and should
therefore be able to speak for certain about /u/.
One song that features a lot of words with /u/ is "Stages of
Love", track three on "Sunrise After Tilling". Is it [y]?
One difference between John Coleman's idiolect (that's the
relevant songwriter, who is Tasmanian) and my own is that he
says [bIn] for _been_ while I say [bi:n].
Also, Nicole has my tape where I recite my vowels, and
include a few songs as well.
So there are people on Conlang who perhaps can help.
My tentitative list of vowels repeated:
> Australian vowels
> mat = [b&t]
> mad = [m&:d]
> mate = [m&it]
> might = [mait]
> met = [met]
> nit = [nIt]
> neat = [ni:t]
> not = [nOt]
> gone = [gO:n]
> note = [no-yt]
> who = [hy:]
> nook = [nuk]
> fool = [fw:l]
> bottle = [bOtl:]
> mutt = [mat]
> March = [ma:tS]
> murk = [mR:k]
> air = [e:@]
> ear = [i:@]
> Have I missed anything?
> * I think the diphthong in _noun_/_vowel_ is between [aw]
> & [&w]
> * I don't know the vowel in _gnaw_. Similar to Scottish
> pron. of _no_.
> * For _fault_, I (and most people) say [fOwt], but my
> father says [fl:t].
> * Most people here say [gew] for _girl_, but I say [gRl].
> Likewise [wR:ld] for _world_.