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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^) -- (delete X!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No man forgets his original trade: the rights of nations and of kings sink into questions of grammar, if grammarians discuss them. -Dr. Samuel Johnson (1707 - 1784)