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

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Saturday, December 15, 2007, 6:12
On Dec 15, 2007 12:49 AM, Herman Miller <hmiller@...> wrote:

> I don't know if it makes sense to use the NEAR set at all with American > English -- half of the words are just KIT + r (or FLEECE + r, take your > pick), and most of the rest are FLEECE + COMMA, or in a couple of cases > "l-colored" FLEECE. (I like that idea of "l-colored" vowels
Glad you like it. I think "lateralized" makes a good technical term for it. But I disagree about not having NEAR in GAE - the R does change the vowel, and if you take away NEAR, you might as well take away START, etc. too. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Herman Miller <hmiller@...>