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Re: Phonetics vs. Phonemics

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Friday, February 24, 2006, 21:47
Philip Newton skrev:
> On 2/23/06, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote: > >>I think of the vowel as "u", too. (Incidentally, is the >>/o/ vowel also unrounded [7]?) > > > I think not. I'm not sure whether /o/ is [o] or [O], though, or > something in between -- but I do think it's rounded. > > Cheers, > -- > Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> > >
The English vowel in LOT is unrounded [A] in most American dialects but rounded [Q] in most (all?) British and Southern Hemisphere dialects. I suggest everyone reads J C Welss' "Accents of English", Cambridge 1982. That reading will preempt all YAEPTs for a long time to come. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se "Maybe" is a strange word. When mum or dad says it it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it means "no"! (Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>