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 thoseinteresting speech
>> that notes all three vowels in Mary, Marry & Merry(which Pacific
>> speakers hear & say as an even [ E ] instead)
> Apologies for contributing to YAEPT, but I'mcurious... I'm one of
> those Pacific Coast speakers, and I'd like to knowwhat 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],
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
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.
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