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Retroflex vowels?

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Saturday, January 26, 2002, 15:44
I brought this one up a couple of weeks ago and it
somehow got missed.  In my idiolect (thanks to whoever
used that word in a post yesterday!) I say the words
Paul, pole, and pull (esp the latter two) with what
seem to be only two phones.  My tongue indeed seems to
be in a retroflex position; it's like I've assimilated
the [l] into the vowel.  Would I be right in calling
this a retroflex vowel?  How would I represent it in

Sorry for these seemingly frivolous posts.  It's
partly because I've been up bored surfing all night
and partly because this list is as much a crash course
in linguistics as anything.


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