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Re: USAGE: [CONLANG] A discourse on Phonemics (was: Re: E and

From:Tristan <zsau@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 7, 2002, 11:54
Steg Belsky wrote:

>On Sat, 4 May 2002 18:46:32 +0100 And Rosta <a-rosta@...> >writes: > > >>>But anomalously so, like /RQT/ for "wrath". For me, /Q/ is one of >>> >>> >>the most >> >> >>>reliable markers of Not-My-Accent. >>> >>> > > > >>I don't understand. Even if AusE has /Q/ in "wrath", it still has a >>low >>back vowel phoneme, and anyway, where is the anomaly. As for /rQT/, >>that's >>not an AusE preculiarity; rather, /raT/ is an AmE peculiarity. >>(Hence >>British newspapers calling _Portnoy's complaint_ _The gripes of >>Roth_.) >>--And. >> >> >- > >Wait... so if "wrath" is /rQt/ in Australian English, how do they >pronounce "wroth" there? >
I do believe it's called a homonym. :) Tristan