Re: SoCal vowels (was Re: sending mail to the list)
|Date:||Thursday, May 3, 2001, 19:27|
--- J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...> wrote:
> SuomenkieliMaa wrote:
> > > Sorry, I should have been more explicit. This
> > > is intended
> > > *only* for speakers of American English who
> claim to
> > > produce a
> > > contrast between the vowels in "put" and "book".
> > > This test, I
> > > suspect, will not apply to the majority of
> > > speakers
> > > (myself included).
> > Hi Matt,
> > ...I am American...and from my Midwest-accented
> > American English, 'put' and 'book' would both hold
> > same "U" sound.
> I was trying to determine the distribution of the
> two "U" sounds,
> for those who *do* make a difference (David
> Peterson, Marcus
> Smith, and a couple others). You do not make a
> difference, and
> neither do I, and neither do most of the people on
> this list, I
> suspect. So the test does not apply to us. Our
> judgements are
Got it! Sorry...
> > I do not agree about the word "soot"
> > though.
> What do you mean, "do not agree"?
Simply that for me, "soot" would be pronounced like
"shoot" - nothing like "cook" or "put" etc...
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