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Re: OT: "Claw" (was "I'm new at this")

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Friday, November 29, 2002, 17:05
BP Jonsson wrote:
>At 16:58 26.11.2002 +0000, Joe wrote: >At 17:05 26.11.2002 +0000, bnathyuw wrote: >>( or that funny sort of >>rounding that you get in british english where your >>lips don't really move but you still get rounding ). > >Probably labialization viz. adduction of the centers of the lips rather >than the corners of the lips. >This difference is phonemic in Swedish /2/ vs. /u\/. More exactly Swedish >back vowels are labialized, and in addition there is one labialized front >vowel along with a bunch of properly rounded front vowels.
Hm, apparently not in my lect. Speaking to a mirror, it turns out that the lip position for /u\/ is much closer to that for /2/ than that for /u/. And my /u\/ is central. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 with e-mail virus protection service: 2 months FREE*