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Re: Orthography Question)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Thursday, November 19, 1998, 4:21
On Wed, 18 Nov 1998 12:42:56 +0100 Joshua Shinavier
<jshinavi@...> writes:
>> Actually, over here in my "subdialect"/accent of American English, >"ash" >> and "and" are pronounced [E@S] and [E@nd], where [E@] is the same >> diphthong as in "bale" and "bear".
>And where are you? Myself, I say [ES] and [End] whenever I can get >away >with it, but I guess my pronunciation doesn't count :-)
I'm in Brooklyn. I've also lived out on Long Island, but that was almost ten years ago.
>> I've never been satisfied with the [E@]'s >always >> sounded to me like it starts higher up in the mouth than [E], closer >to >> [e]...
>Agreed. I say [eI]. me it seems that the sound goes down....[e@] i guess. But that's probably just another accent difference, i think i've heard people say [eI]. -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]