Re: Questions about Schwa and Stress
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 15, 2001, 10:10|
David Peterson scripsit:
> Yes, you've got the right symbol for [&], but, no, it's not as low as you
> can go.
He said that [&] was as low as you can go in a *front* vowel.
Actually, mere lowering will not get you past [E]; you have to retract
the tongue root to reach [&].
> My grandmother says [Zo] for "yo", but doesn't say [poZo] for "pollo",
> she's says [pojo].
Since "yo" is mainly used in Spanish for emphasis, it is not uncommon for
it to get a more "advanced" pronunciation such as [Z], even if other y/ll
is [j] or fricative [j\].
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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