USAGE: [CONLANG] A discourse on Phonemics (was: Re: E and e (was: A break
|From:||And Rosta <a-rosta@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 3, 2002, 0:45|
> No, Tristan is perfectly correct: "heart" and "hut" are [ha:t] and [hat].
> Australian English has no low back vowels at all, and the length of [a]
> is phonemicized. (This on Nick Nicholas's authority.)
I've been trying to stay out of these accents of English threads -- too
addictive -- but here I shall lapse and point out that AusE has low
back vowels in _hot_ and _gone_, [hQt] and, for some speakers, at
least (as previously discussed on this list) [gQ:n].