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

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Thursday, May 3, 2001, 19:10
Matthew Pearson wrote:

> And that's different from the sound you have in "book" (which is in turn different > from the sound you have in "put")?
Yes. "Put" has a rounded vowel, which I think is entrained by the /p/, which explodes using perceptible rounding. "Book" has no such rounding. "Could" uses a high central lax vowel rather than a high front lax vowel; phonemically it is probably /c@d/, though the vowel is not [@] as such. -- There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@...> no more / no less || to do / all things || with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein


J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...>