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Re: Not phonetic but ___???

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Sunday, April 18, 2004, 18:38
On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 06:00:22PM +0300, Steg Belsky wrote:
> Now [&e] is what sounds Texan to me!
That's not really typical of Texan accents. (Unless they're Foreigners from up north, of course. 8P ) The so-called Southern drawl would realize /&/ as [&@] in certain restricted contexts (mostly monosyllabic words). But I'm not sure that a really comprehensive dialect survey of Texas accents has ever been done. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637