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Re: YAEPT: Australian Milo

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Friday, June 30, 2006, 18:17
Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:
> On 30/06/06, Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote:
>> For some reason, I find the pronounciation of "go" by the little girl >> in the Milo skipping commercial - - >> mouseover or click the three girls at the top middle - to be very very >> funny. >> >> Could anyone tell me what exactly that vowel is that she's using, and >> perchance why it's so humorous? I seriously can't hear that and keep a >> straight face.
Can't hear anything particularly humorous about. It doesn't sound noticeably different to the way I hear "go" pronounced everyday in this neck of the UK.
> It's humorous because it's not a sound you're used to hearing > (possibly from a certain group of sounds),
Ah - you mean like some of them thar 'Merkan sounds are humorous ;) [snip]
> As for the vowel in question, I think it's approximately [3i\] ... at > least, the end of it seems to have less rounding than I'd cannonically > put there, but it's still a normal pronounciation of "long o".
Yep. The vowel is something like [@U] in southern England, but around this way - north Surrey - it is decidedly unrounded. When I first moved here after being in Wales for 22 years (where the vowel is [o:]), it took a little getting used to. I remember once mistaking 'coat' for 'kite' ;) But, like Tristan, I do not find anything abnormal about it. -- Ray ================================== ================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760