Fronter and Backer

Matthew Gordon GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Mon Jun 24 18:22:18 UTC 2002

Actually, 'how front/back was that /a/?' sounds pretty ok to me.

Laurence Horn wrote:

> In principle, "front" and "back" SHOULD be gradable for vowels, but
> as you say they don't seem to be--"How front/back was that /a/?"
> sounds as weird as the analytic and synthetic comparatives above.  I
> share Rudy's judgments and usage patterns, I think.
> larry

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