Re: Schwa sound?
|From:||Muke Tever <mktvr@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 28, 2002, 3:09|
From: "Nokta Kanto" <red5_2@...>
> Well I know there's supposed to be a schwa /@/ sound, but at least in my
> dialect of english I can't distinguish this as a separate sound. The schwa
> seems to always be one of the following:
> a /V/ sound (about, pencil)
> merged with r as a /3/ sound (winner)
> elided (button /bVtn=/)
> How do you consider the schwa as a separate sound?
In (general) English [@] is an allophone of /V/ appearing in unstressed
On a phonetic level, [V] is just unrounded [O].
[@] is not a back vowel.