USAGE: [CONLANG] A discourse on Phonemics (was: Re: E and
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 3, 2002, 1:13|
And Rosta scripsit:
> I've been trying to stay out of these accents of English threads -- too
> addictive -- but here I shall lapse and point out that AusE has low
> back vowels in _hot_ and _gone_, [hQt] and, for some speakers, at
> least (as previously discussed on this list) [gQ:n].
But anomalously so, like /RQT/ for "wrath". For me, /Q/ is one of the most
reliable markers of Not-My-Accent.
John Cowan <jcowan@...> http://www.reutershealth.com
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