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Re: Essentialist Explaination

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 2, 2002, 22:32
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:

> I'd guess C=EDat is [k_ji:t], while Keith is probably more [ki:T]. They sound close > enough, agreed :)) . Or is Irish |t| ever pronounced [T]?
In Hiberno-English, the phonemic distinction /t/ vs. /T/ is often rendered using an alveolar or even post-alveolar vs. a dental [t]; people with different accents often hear Irish "thirty" as "dirty".
> Although [A] could well be > [Q] or [O], I've never seen an IPA chart of the Irish vowels.
Long a is definitely rounded (as in Hungarian) but whether it is [O] or [Q] I could not say. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> "One time I called in to the central system and started working on a big thick sed and awk heavy duty data bashing script. One of the geologists came by, looked over my shoulder and said "Oh, that happens to me too. Try hanging up and phoning in again." --Beverly Erlebacher