Re: OT: YAEPT: English low vowels (was briefly: Re: Y/N variants (< OT: English and front rounded vowels))
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 14:02|
On Dec 12, 2007 7:36 AM, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
> British English does not have /a/ ~ /&/. The phoneme that Merkans render
> as /&/ is variously pronounced [&] or [a] in Britain, depending where
> you are.
OK, sorry. By /a/ I meant the vowel that typifies the PALM lexical set,
which is what I hear [a] and [A] and points in between as. Which may or
may not be related to the fact that IML, that set has merged with LOT,
CLOTH, and THOUGHT.
So to restate my question: where [a], which I hear as PALM, is instead heard
as TRAP, then what phones *are* heard as PALM?
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>