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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 realizations. -kristian- 8)