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Re: Orthography Question)

From:Joshua Shinavier <jshinavi@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 18, 1998, 11:42
> > 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'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]. JJS