Re: SoCal vowels (was Re: sending mail to the list)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 3, 2001, 20:48|
On Thu, 3 May 2001 09:50:07 -0700 J Matthew Pearson
> This is an interesting hypothesis. So do you have the same contrast
> "could" (more rounded) and "good" (less rounded)? We should test
> this systematically:
> If Steg's guess is right, then the vowels in column A should all
> sound the
> same, and the vowels in column B should all sound the same, and the
> vowels in
> column A should sound different from the vowels in column B...-
Just remember - i don't hear the vowels differently, i *feel the
consonants* differently. Maybe i should really do this in front of the
mirror, but hey why not just try it quick first right here...
Put, Took, Could, Soot, Rook, Crook, Should, Shook, Cook, Hook
Book, Look, Good, Foot
Some of the rounded ones, for instance the /p/'s and /r/'s, were more
rounded than other rounded ones, such as the /S/'s.
> A B
> put book
> took look
> could good
> soot rook
> foot crook
> What do you think?
"so close, no matter how far..."
~ "nothing else matters" by metallica
PS- with regard to the subject of the email, i'm an NYCer, not a SoCaler.