Dennis Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Tue Feb 19 22:22:32 UTC 2008


Good eye. Sure did write them in backwards. My bad. But all points
remain the same; I was thinking of the right #s.


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>You've got the vowels reversed, right? The 390/1990 should be for [I] and
>270/2290 for [i].
>On 2/19/08 11:55 AM, "Dennis Preston" <preston at MSU.EDU> wrote:
>>  First, here are the Peterson and Barney values for males:
>>  [i] (high front tense)  F1=390  F2=1990
>>  [I] (high front lax)    F1=270  F2=2290
>>  It's clear that [I] is lower and backer than [i].
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Dennis R. Preston
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