Re: "claw" (was Re: New at this)
|From:||Michael David Martin <mdmartin@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 24, 2002, 5:45|
--- In conlang@y..., Roger Mills <romilly@E...> wrote:
> John Cowan wrote:
> >I make "claw" [k_h5O:], and I bet most Brits do too. But [aw], no,
> As do I, and millions of mid-westerners....
> However, the original poster has clarified matters--
> >Michael David Martin, Master Mason
> Temecula/Catalina Island Lodge #524
> Free & Accepted Masons of California>
> Note that address, and--
> > Well, for what it's worth (and I'm not familiar with the notation
> I pronounce the 'a' in claw the same as the 'a' in 'father' or the 'o' in
> 'dog' or 'clod'. It's that 'ah' sound you make when the doctor tells youto
> open up and say "ah".>
> This is our old friend, the modern California dialect, where it seems /A/
> and /O/ have merged, at least in a lot of words. David Peterson, of all
> people, should have recognized it.....;-)
> For me: claw, clawed, Claude, dog, fog, law etc.have the same vowel, /O/.
> father, clod, rod, (medical) ah etc. have the same vowel, /A/.
> Other Dialects May Differ.
So I guess in my original post I should have clearified by saying,
"Calfornian English is my native language" :)
Michael David Martin, Master Mason
Temecula/Catalina Island Lodge #524
Free & Accepted Masons of California