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:[snip]
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.
>> For some reason, I find the pronounciation of "go" by the little girl
>> in the Milo skipping commercial - http://www.nestle.com.au/milo/
>> mouseover or click the three girls at the top middle - to be very very
>> 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.
> 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 ;)
> 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
But, like Tristan, I do not find anything abnormal about it.
"A mind which thinks at its own expense will always
interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760