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Re: USAGE: English, Masculine, Feminine

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 2:29
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/ -Stephen (Steg) "your whistling sounds like scary alien bees!" ~ why not to attempt tuvan throat singing in public


Tristan Mc Leay <kesuari@...>