Ambiguous AHD/AmE pronunciation guides

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Tue Dec 18 04:28:17 UTC 2007

In fact, it was from pronunciation guides in teach-yourself books on
other languages that I figured out that there were anglophones who
somehow differentiated, for instance, "caught" and "cot". (And, on
the other hand, it always nagged the back of my mind that no
distinction was made between the vowels in "eyes" and "ice" -- which
are different where I come from.)

James Harbeck.

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