Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth
|From:||Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 2:18|
Steg Belsky wrote:
> Yay for Mary/merry/marry! I am so glad that my New York City metro area
> accent didn't join the "Northern Cities Vowel Shift", or else i would
> have no idea what you're talking about. I also distinguish them. What
> are broad and short "o"s and "ah"s? is that the "caught" vs. "cot"
> distinction? My accent distinguishes those too.
> ObConlang, my main conlang Rokbeigalmki distinguishes between the three
> M...ry vowels: /e@/, /E/, and /&/, and between /O/ (my 'caught') and /a/
> (my 'cot').
I pronounce these words as:
Mary = /me@ri/ = [me:ri]
merry = /meri/
marry = /m&ri/
caught = /co:t
cot = /cOt/
In my fictional reform of English, recently updated to its second
edition under the name "Yûomaewec" (derived from the phrase You May
Wish - even though of course it's just a con-thing and I don't
/actually/ wish English to be reformed to my instructions :-) ) these
words would be spelt as follows:
Maire, máre, mare, koot, kot