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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 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). If the English hear [a] as /&/, what do they hear as /a/?? -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>YAEPT: English low vowels (was briefly: Re: Y/N variants (< OT: English and front rounded vowels))