Re: Queensland // was [i:]=[ij]?
|From:||Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 2, 2000, 16:02|
Adrian Morgan wrote:
>> > Obviously, this makes Australian /U/ much closer to /w/
>> > than Australian /u/.
>I think I'm with you. Of course, Australian is closer to
>British than American, and when I picture the British /u/ in
>my head it's just like the Australian AFAICT, i.e. not at
>all [w]. Phonetic symbols might be useful.
I already posted this in my reply to your previous post, but
its better suited here than there. I have tried to list the
phonetic symbols for the phonemes I have mentioned for
Queensland and (Western) American English below:
Phoneme Australian American
/u/ [u-y] [Uw]~[u:]
/U/ [u] [U]
/o/ [o-y] [ow]
(where: [u-] and [o-] are centralized vowels)
As you can see, the American realizations of these phonemes
resemble the phonemic symbols a lot better than the Australian