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.
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