Re: OT: YAEPT: English low vowels (was briefly: Re: Y/N variants (< OT: English a...
|From:||Daniel Prohaska <daniel@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 14, 2007, 3:57|
I think I've heard some North American English speakers pronounce the [l] in
<palm> and <calm>. Can anyone confirm this? Is this a reading pronunciation?
From: Mark J. Reed
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 12:32 AM
"The word "palm" is not the best exemplar of the sound intended to be
represented by the PALM lexical set, unfortunately. Many speakers IME,
myself included, actually pronounce the L in palm and similar words, at
least sort of - the vowel gets L-colored the way rhotic vowels are
R-colored. I use the name PALM because that's Wells's name and it's nice
to have a standard, but what I really mean is "the stressed vowel in