British Dialects Book
millie-webb at CHARTER.NET
Sat Sep 21 04:07:41 UTC 2002
> On 9/20/2002 21:16, Mark A Mandel wrote the following:
> >Let's try an example, made up a-purpose:
> > sought. vb: past tense and perfect participle of "seek".
> > /s O t/
> >where the phonemic symbol /O/ is defined as the vowel of "caught",
> >*whatever that is phonetically for you*. If you merge it with /a/ as
> >[a], you'll say [sat]. If you merge it with /a/ as [O], or don't merge
> >it, you'll say [sOt]. In any case, your pronunciation will be the
> >correct one for whatever dialect you speak.
> Wouldn't that just be an archiphonemic representation?
How can anyone reading all this purport to wonder why other people find
;-) (Yes, I am winking) -- Millie
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