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Re: phonology ?

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 30, 2001, 20:42
At 10:00 pm -0600 29/1/01, Danny Wier wrote:
> >British: [@U]
..and that's only standard southern English.
>American: [Ou] >Scottish: [o:]
Also [o:] in 'Welsh-English', and common in the spoken English of many areas of northern England.
>Australian: [EU]
Some of the rural English southern dialects had [o@] or [U@] (both falling diphthongs, usually represented in 'dialect spelling' as {oä}, until well into the 20th cent.; but I suspect such pronunciations have now disappeared. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================