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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.) John Vertical


Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...>