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Re: SoCal vowels (was Re: sending mail to the list)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, May 4, 2001, 3:53
J Matthew Pearson wrote:
> 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).
I have the distinction, but the test fails on me. The difference seems to be, in my idiolect, at least, a result of the *coda* consonant, /t/ has more roundedness than /k/. -- 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