Low Back Vowel Query

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri Jan 28 17:51:13 UTC 2005

They're not monophthongs to a listener from points west!

Peter Mc.

--On Friday, January 28, 2005 7:25 AM -0800 Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

> There seems to be a slight upglide in my NYC pronunciation of "cawed" and
> "sawed" but virtually none in "bought" or "caught."  All these of course
> are still monophthongs in my speech, but after muttering them aloud even
> I can hear what you're talking about.
> Have never thought about this before.
> JL

Peter A. McGraw       Linfield College        McMinnville, Oregon
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