YAEPT Re: OE diphthongs/breaking (was: Re: Germanic vowel correspondences
|From:||And Rosta <and.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 19:54|
Tristan McLeay, On 22/07/2008 03:38:
> Mark J. Reed wrote:
>> We have -al/-owl near-homophony in these parts, too. Which leads to
>> eggcornish apocrypha like stories about Winnie the Pooh's wise friend
> Now here was me thinking that Winnie the Pooh was meant to be read...
> (In any case, "Al" is often pronounced /&l/ rather than /&:l/, making it
> a homophone of L and not "owl".)
Round our way _Powell_ and _pal_ wd be homophonous not only with each other but also
with _pale_ and _pow_. I'm not sure if they also rhyme with _bell_, _dull_ and
_curl_ too; I currently lack access to informants from the relevant places,
age-groups and class.