the long and the short of it
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 17 23:22:52 UTC 2003
At 6:11 PM -0500 3/17/03, David Bergdahl wrote:
>Mark's system is the one I remember too. "Short o" is actually the /a/ of
>'hot', 'pot', etc. (as opposed to the 'long o' of 'note'). But what about
>'ah' [a] in 'father' and 'pasta' (Italian-style)? Was there really no
>name for that?
>broad A & flat A
We didn't have those, but I thought "short o" was the vowel of "dog"
and "laundry" as opposed to that of "log", "frog", and "father".
Hard to remember, though.
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