Re: Sorting out those phonetics.
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 27, 2000, 0:52|
Eric Christopherson wrote:
> At 09:16 PM 5/20/2000, Kristian wrote:
> > >Can we agree that it's somewhere in the vicinity of
> > >[@u] and leave the fine-tuning open-ended for now?
> >Dunno... I'm not the expert on Aussie dialects. I only know (or
> >think I know) what I have heard in Queensland. Though [@u] sounds
> >like something from Canada, not Australian: 'How [@b@ut] sailing
> >a [b@ut]...'
> Actually I think <boat> would be [bout] in Canada; [@b@ut] is right for
> <about>, though.
I find I pronounce <about> closer to [6bEut],  being a turned a and
[E] being an epsilon. I'm in Toronto.
Also, in fast speech <boat> closer to just [bot], but I do say [bout] in