Re: Not *that* vowel again! (was: Personal adjectives (was:Fruitful typos...)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 24, 2000, 15:29|
BP Jonsson wrote:
> It sounds as [e@] to my foreign ear. I've seen it represented by American
> linguists as [I@], but I think that may be because there is no
> monophthongal [e] sound in their speech.
In Fuluffyan (the dialect of Philadelphia [f@'lVfj@]), the sound is [i@].
This is most distinctive and has been so for many decades, well in advance
of the Northern Cities Chain Shift that is altering [&] generally.
(No accident that Labov's based in Philadelphia, methinks.)
> What strikes me with NYC speech is that /&/ seems to be nasalized in all
In my variety of English, which comes from just outside the NYC isogloss,
*all* vowels are nasalized.
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