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Re: YAEPT: Australian Milo

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Saturday, July 1, 2006, 14:19
On 7/1/06, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> Strange; I thought it would be /Q/ only (which is my vowel in "what", > for example, which presumably influenced my expectation -- something > like "/w/ + |a| + stop in closed syllable makes the |a| into /Q/" or > the like). But then, I don't think I've ever heard the word spoken, so > this is a spelling pronunciation.
what = /wVt/ [w3t] (rhymes with but=butt, cut, gut, hut, jut, nut, rut, Tut...) whack = /w&k/ [w&k] (rhymes with back, gack, hack, jack, lack, Mack, NAK, pack, quack, rack, sack, tack, vac(uum), yak, Zach) The word under discussion rhymes with neither one IML, but rather with bought, caught=cot, dot, fought, got, hot, jot, lot, Mott, not, Ott, pot, rot, sought, taught=tot, yacht, Zot! All of which have /at/ which is, in fact, something very like [at].
> I also use /Q/ in "wattle (and daub)" and "WATCOM"
I have my analogous /a/ in those as well..
> and "Wapping"
That's presumably a place name? Never heard of it, and would automatically pronounce it with an /&/ (homophonically with "whapping"). -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>