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Re: OT: YAEPT: English low vowels (was briefly: Re: Y/N variants (< OT: English a...

Date:Friday, December 14, 2007, 1:02
> [] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed
> Right. Not all Americans have the LOT/THOUGHT merger, not > even those who > have the PALM/LOT merger. This is why there are so dadgum > many lexical sets > in Wells's list; i'm almost certain that no single dialect > distinguishes all > of them.
IML: [lAt] and [TAt], but <palm> still has an /l/ [pAlm] Yes, there are those dialects, mainly in the NE where <thought> is more like [TOt].