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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?

-----Original Message-----
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


Chris Peters <beta_leonis@...>