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Re: OT: Y/N variants (< OT: English and front rounded vowels)

Date:Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 5:20
> [] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed > On Dec 11, 2007 10:24 PM, T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>
> > > [a?a]. You're wrong on that one. I have Anglophonic ears > and I pronounce > > /V/ as (central) [a], and so use more-or-less that
transcription. In
> > England I think most people would hear [a] as /&/. > > > Dadgum Rightpondians, screwing up my otherwise perfectly good > generaliZations. :) > > [A]~[a] all sound like "ah" to me, tending toward "aw", but > never "uh", > which is a noticeably higher sound (tongue-height-wise, not > pitchwise).
Sounds more like [a] or [A] to me, or more appropriately [a_n] or [A_n] since the first vowel is usually nasalized. I'm a Left-coastian. Those Rightpondians definitely have little appreciation for the improvements we've made to their language.
> If the English hear [a] as /&/, what do they hear as /a/??
Good question.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>