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
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