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Re: YAEPT: OMFG I'm a mutant!!! (was Re: Advanced English to become official!)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 7:36
Quoting Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>:

> On Mon, 04 Apr 2005 10:17:37 -0400, Christopher Wright > <dhasenan@...> wrote: > > > Schwa is a reduced vowel; > > Schwa is a mid central vowel. In English, a short schwa is the realisation > of several reduced vowels. > > > in spectrograms, > > you always tell it because it's extremely short > > Not always so. /@:/ exists in the Real World, including in Sinhalese.
There's variants of English that've got it (phonetically) in words like "girl" [g@:l]. Andreas