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.
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