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Re: (Offlist) Re: ASCII IPA

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Saturday, August 24, 2002, 7:50
On 23 Aug 02, at 10:19, bnathyuw wrote:

> > "pored" and "pawed" > > (but not "poured", unless I slip) rhyme. > > i clearly slip : /O:/ every time.
For me, the "official" pronunciation is with /U@/ (as in my "poor"), and that is what I try to produce; I think the /O:/ comes from influences from American (my "native" lect got mixed up a bit during 12 years of schooling and hearing many Americans). So now I sort-of have to lects: one reasonably close to RP (IMO), which I got from my father, and one fairly American (for example, it's rhotic, and some vowels are different). Which one I use depends, among other things, on whom I speak with. (I think that when I simply read English text to myself, I use the RP-oid pronunciation.) My spelling and grammar tends to be (conservative) British, though, regardless of the pronunciation I employ. Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>