Re: question on sampa representation
|From:||BP Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 27, 2003, 11:53|
At 20:30 24.3.2003 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
>"One" may have still been [o:n] when /U/ was unrounded.
It's a Middle English dialect thing. Some ME dialects had an /O:/ > /uO/
change, and the Standard English pronunciation of _one_ was "borrowed" from
such a dialect.
/ B.Philip Jonsson B^)
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