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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 > systematically:
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. -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42