|Date:||Friday, December 31, 1999, 10:13|
Found the below on sci.lang
In article <19991230163944.29845.00000080@...>,
email@example.com (Nahali) wrote:
Many dictionaries like World Book(many dictioanries I have seen
use the same system) give transcriptions with symbols that show
different vowels which I don't hear in most speakers of American
English of the Midwest or even on the news. Does anyone speak
Standard American English? Many people I meet claim to, but they
don't distinguish many vowels according to what many dictionaries
The vowels in the words: care, air, where, their How is this
vowel sound different from the vowels in the words:
They are given different symbols.
Also, should the vowels in the words: hot, cot, and Don be
pronounced like in the word father or as in RP(with the rounded
Here is a list of words with vowels that distinct according to
15. alone (schwa)
For most speakers of American English I meet(who claim to speak
standard), the vowels in #4 and #9 are the same. Also, the
vowels in #7 and #15 are the same.
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