Re: SoCal vowels (was Re: sending mail to the list)
|From:||Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 3, 2001, 20:45|
> > > > the same, and the vowels in
> > > > column A should sound different from the vowels
> > in
> > > > column B...
> > > >
> > > > A B
> > > > put book
> > > > took look
> > > > could good
> > > > soot rook
> > > > foot crook
> > > > should
> > > > shook
> > > > cook
> > > > hook
> > >
> > > Definitely list A initial consonants require a
> > > stronger aspiration (except perhaps, soot),
> > whereas
> > > list B initial consonants do not. As far as the
> > > vowel/s, though, they must be the same.
> > 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).
> > Matt
> Hi Matt,
> ...I am American...and from my Midwest-accented
> American English, 'put' and 'book' would both hold the
> same "U" sound. I do not agree about the word "soot"
Every one of those words have the same vowel for me and three
of my mates who I just asked to say the words....(Western Canadian
Ferenc Gy. Valoczy
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