Re: YAEPT: apparently bizarre 'A's (was Re: YEAPT: f/T (was Re: Other Vulgar Latins?))
|From:||Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 5:25|
(This also serves as a test reply-to message. Hopefully it works.)
On 22/02/06, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> The fact that half/hearth is a minimal pair for f/T in any 'lect just
> goes to show how widely English varies. It's hard to imagine two
> monosyllables that both start with an H and have as their lone vowel
> an A-sound that are more different in my 'lect. /h&f/ vs. /ha`r\T/.
> This is why I enjoy these YAEPT's.
hearth vs hack :)
But yes, I find it similarly strange how Americans and others manage
to make rhymes of such different pairs as "mass" and "pass".