Re: OT: YAEPT: English low vowels (was briefly: Re: Y/N variants (< OT: English a...
|Date:||Friday, December 14, 2007, 1:02|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] 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].