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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".) > > Cheers, > -- > Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>