Re: SoCal vowels (was Re: sending mail to the list)
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 4, 2001, 3:32|
J Matthew Pearson wrote:
> This is an interesting hypothesis. So do you have the same contrast between
> "could" (more rounded) and "good" (less rounded)? We should test this
I think it's from the *following* consonant. "could" and "good" are the
same for me, but "put" and "book" are slightly different, with "put"
being more rounded. I think that the velar consonant derounds it.
Let's see ... more examples.
foot - more rounded
look - less rounded
took - less rounded
hook - less rounded
good - more rounded
Yeah, looks like it's the coda that influences it.
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