Re: Not YAEPT: "draughts"
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 26, 2007, 12:53|
Thanks. That's exactly what I was looking for, although I couldn't
remember the keyword for the TRAP lexical set.
It still looks like it should be pronounced to rhyme with "naughts" to
me. Takes a conscious effort to make it come out "drafts".
On 1/26/07, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> On 1/26/07, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> > This word is not common over here (we call the game "checkers"), but
> > if it were it would be /dr&fts/. In Rightpondian, does it tend to
> > have an /&/ or an /a/ - BAT or BATH?
> I'd say the vowel is BATH.
> Meaning of course, that those who have "broad A" (roughly: the South)
> will have the same vowel as in PALM, while those who don't (roughly:
> the North) will have the same vowel as in TRAP.
> (For me, BATH and PALM are the same, FWIW, so I have [A:] -- or
> whatever it is -- in "draughts".)
> Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>