Re: SoCal vowels (was Re: sending mail to the list)
|From:||J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 3, 2001, 18:39|
> > Sorry, I should have been more explicit. This test
> > 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 English
> > speakers
> > (myself included).
> Hi Matt,
> ...I am American...and from my Midwest-accented
> American English, 'put' and 'book' would both hold the
> 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
> I do not agree about the word "soot"
What do you mean, "do not agree"?