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Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Fri Nov 12 17:43:56 UTC 1999

Thanks--I also cannot make the low back symbol on e-mail.  (I suppose I
could import it from my SIL set?  But I don't know how!)  In any case, I
called it 'script a.'  I learned something from your comment though:  I
didn't realize the Southern monophthong 'I' is [a] and not the low back
'script a'!  I'll listen more carefully next time ([tam], right?)!

At 10:26 AM 11/12/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Beverly wrote:
> > Natalie, by 'ah' do you mean [a] or [ae]?  I interpreted '"broad" to mean
> > the low front vowel, as in "Addie" (perhaps a diminutive of Ada?).
>I meant low back -- the one that I can't make on my computer but that
>[a] is sometimes used for (though I think of [a] as the sound of my
>pronunciation of the pronoun I, not as the ah sound of father --
>that's the sound I'm talking about -- the one with the non-print little
>a symbol -- like "open your mouth and go ahhhh").
>    --Natalie Maynor (maynor at

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