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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 Adrian.