Re: CHAT: IPA Question
|From:||BP Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 2, 2003, 20:25|
At 14:52 29.1.2003 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
>Jake X scripsit:
> > However, I am aware that this phoneme, which ranges from [u] to [U],
> > as you enter the US Midwest, so that my Ohioan grandmother says [rUt] (for
> > root)
> > and [rUf] (for roof), while I say [rut] and [ruf].
>But probably not [mUn] or [brUm] or [sUn]. The variation is highly
Isn't it rather the case that somespeakers merge /u/ and /U/ as [u] but none
merge them as [U]?
Also I understand that some have [M] for /u/, but do any have merger to [M]?
/ B.Philip Jonsson B^)>
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