Re: lawn-loan

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Thu Apr 20 18:29:03 UTC 2006

In a message dated 4/19/06 9:22:46 PM, preston at MSU.EDU writes:

> This would amaze me for most of NC, where the low-back vowel has
> become a diphthong with a fronter (not raised and backer) onset.

I'm hearing LOAN = schwa + [o]
                  LAWN = [a] + [o]

which tend to sound a lot alike to the non-native

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