Re: YAEPT: English diphthongs
|From:||deinx nxtxr <deinx.nxtxr@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 13:49|
> From: Constructed Languages List
> This probably necessarily gets into nitty-gritty commentsabout
> particular realisations in different English dialects. Forinstance, in
> AusE they're all perceived as diphthongs and "ai"/"ay" forinstance
> seems like a perfectly logical spelling for a sound that'sobviously
> &+i in sequence. So I think the "Not" was a bit optimistic.
> It's worth noting that FACE PRICE GOAT are all pronounced as
> monophthongs in at least one American dialect;
Which one? I don't know of any that would make all three
monophthongs. "Long I" as /A/ is mainly in the South. The
other two occur as monophthongs in my native dialect, but that
tends to happen most in casual speech.
> With that tho, I'm going NOMAIL for somewhere between a coupledays and
> a couple months as I travel to the northern hemisphere againlater
> today. Feel free to email me direct but don't necessarilyexpect a
> prompt response (this email address redirects to my main one,which I
> never deliberately give out, so it's fine).
And here I am trying to get out of the Northern Hemisphere.