American tense /ae/ informants

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Tue Jun 19 16:16:34 UTC 2001

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Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 10:52:22 +0200
From: Antony Green <green at>
Subject: American tense /ae/ informants


I'm looking for informants who are native speakers of a variety of
American English that has (near-)complementary distribution between
lax [ae] (e.g. in polysyllabic words like "happy", maybe also in
monosyllabic words before certain consonants like "cat, cap, tack,
pal, hang") and tense [E] (e.g. in "ram, ran, laugh, path, pass").

Anyone who can help please drop me a line at
green at

Antony Green

Antony Dubach Green                     green at
Universität Potsdam
Institut für Linguistik                 Tel. +49 331 9772401
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