phonological features; was What's in a Name? The Black Panthers in Israel

Marc Velasco marcjvelasco at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 6 16:26:56 UTC 2008

> Marc, do you realize that when we use brackets* we intend an
> approximation of formal phonetic notation, not just some general kind
> of "sound spelling"? [yer] is not the same as the fast colloquial
> pronunciation often written as "yer" or "y'r", rhyming with "her";
> [yer] would rhyme with many pronunciations of "their" or "hair".
> * or slashes, with a distinction that I don't need to explain if you
> already know, and which this footnote is too short to contain if you
> don't
I did not, but do so now.

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