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Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 23:57
On Tue, 9 Jul 2002 23:11:14 +0100 Barbara Barrett
<barbarabarrett@...> writes:
> Barbara Babbles; > Yep, never drop Ls, Hs, or yods, never skip Ts, insert "r"s, or > replace > "ng" with syllabic N either; distinguish between both broad and > short > "o"s and "ah"s: I could go on, but sufice it to say me mum was an > elocution teacher, (in my voice Merry, Mary, and Marry, are very > different sounds) and Canada, Georgia USA, Northern Ireland, and > Southern England have all intruded in my accent.
- 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').
> BTW which transcription system are you guys using? "&wr" makes no > sense to me :-(
- It's supposed to be Kirshenbaum... i think. by /&wr=/ i meant: ae-ligature labiovelar approximant syllabic American "R" -Stephen (Steg) "aru."