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.
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