YAEPT: apparently bizarre 'A's (was Re: YEAPT: f/T (was Re: Other Vulgar Lat
|From:||John Vertical <johnvertical@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 7:36|
>The fact that half/hearth is a minimal pair for f/T in any 'lect just
>goes to show how widely English varies. It's hard to imagine two
>monosyllables that both start with an H and have as their lone vowel
>an A-sound that are more different in my 'lect. /h&f/ vs. /ha`r\T/.
>This is why I enjoy these YAEPT's.
I thought that "hearth" was /h3rT/? If it has /Ar/ instead, I guess that
makes "heart" a little more regular then. (Maybe there was a minor shift of
*/E:/ > */a/ between h and r+coronal...)
If /3r/ sound totally bizarre there, don't mind - my non-native English has
all sorts of insane pronounciations anyway - like /'kwai.Qt/ for "quote". (I
don't know even myself where the hell did that come from.)