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Re: USAGE: English, Masculine, Feminine

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 13:55
Joe scripsit:

> >>Mary = /me:rij/ "short" e > > > >Yes, that's /e:/ in CXS. > > > And /E:/ in my dialect.
I of course pronounce them [mejr\i], [m&ri], and [mEri] as God intended. More to the point, I think this is the traditional East Coast (of the U.S.) pronunciation that Emily (I think it was Emily) was originally asking for. And while I do unround short o's, giving [kAt] for cot, I don't unround the long version, giving [lO:] for law. ([Q] in English gives me the impression of someone trying to catch flies orally.) The younger generation is losing both of these, I think. -- Work hard, John Cowan play hard, die young, rot quickly.