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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 comments
> particular realisations in different English dialects. For
instance, in
> AusE they're all perceived as diphthongs and "ai"/"ay" for
> seems like a perfectly logical spelling for a sound that's
> &+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 couple
days and
> a couple months as I travel to the northern hemisphere again
> today. Feel free to email me direct but don't necessarily
expect 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.