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Re: / / vs [ ]

From:Elliott Lash <al260@...>
Date:Friday, January 4, 2002, 23:36
Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...> writes:


(Then there's
> also "broad" and "narrow" phonetic representation, depending on how > much detail you go into in phonetic representation.) Or the /l/ which > is different in <lick> and <bell> ("dark" and "light" <l>, but I'm not > sure which is which).
the /l/ in /lIk/ is light and the /l/ in /bEl/ is dark or velarized, at least this is how I understand it. The dark /l/ sometimes has the tendency to become /w/...when I speak very very rapidly. Elliott