Re: OT: Y/N variants (< OT: English and front rounded vowels)
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 3:58|
On Dec 11, 2007 10:24 PM, T. A. McLeay <conlang@...> wrote:
> [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
[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).
If the English hear [a] as /&/, what do they hear as /a/??
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>