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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
John Cowan:
> 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]. --And.


John Cowan <jcowan@...>[CONLANG] A discourse on Phonemics (was: Re: E and