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Re: USAGE: English, Masculine, Feminine

From:Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>
Date:Friday, June 18, 2004, 2:43
On Jun 14, 2004, at 11:14 PM, Arthaey Angosii wrote:
> Emaelivpeith Emily: >> emily says [ ho:mz ]. I have one of those
interesting speech registers
>> that notes all three vowels in Mary, Marry & Merry
(which Pacific
>> Coast >> speakers hear & say as an even [ E ] instead) > > Apologies for contributing to YAEPT, but I'm
curious... I'm one of
> those Pacific Coast speakers, and I'd like to know
what vowel values
> you have for Mary, Marry, and Merry. > Do you also have distinct vowels in Caught vs Cot?
They both have [A]
> for me, but I'm told it's more common to have [O]
and [A],
> respectively. > -- > AA
Here's NYC (or at least one kind of NYC dialect): Mary = /me@ri/ marry = /m&ri/ merry = /mEri/ (all /r/s are of course usual American English approximants) caught = /kO(@)t/ cot = /kat/~/kAt/ That's my dialect to a T. :) I live 20 miles from New York City, in Nyack New York. Elliott Lash __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - Send 10MB messages!