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YAEPT: Re: The fourteen vowels of English?

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Saturday, September 4, 2004, 18:24
On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 11:47:14 -0400, John Cowan <jcowan@...> wrote:
> Joe scripsit: > >> >I guess you merge the sounds of "war" and "door"? >> >> Almost everyone does. And that of 'pour'. > > Even I, firmly rhotic, merge all of these: [wOr\], [dOr\], [pOr\]. > However, 'pour' [pOr\] and 'poor' [pur\] remain firmly separate, > and I don't know of any rhotic dialect that merges them.
They're merged for me (and apparently for my boyfriend as well), both 'pour' and 'poor' varying between [pOr\], [pO@r\], and [pU@r\]. (I'd guess it either /pUr/ or /por/ underlyingly, with /r/'s characteristic vowel-munging.) *Muke! -- website: LiveJournal: deviantArt: FrathWiki, a conlang and conculture wiki: