"awe" phoneme has disappeared

Gordon, Matthew J. GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Sun Jan 29 20:12:47 UTC 2012

Yes, how dare those Canadians develop a tutorial that accurately describes their phonological inventory!

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Tom Zurinskas [truespel at HOTMAIL.COM]
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:26 PM
Subject: "awe" phoneme has disappeared

It finally happened.  The phoneme "awe" (backward c in IPA) has disappeared from US English tutorials.


The same phonetic symbol is given for "pot" "walk" and "clock" where each take the "ah" ~aa sound.  There is no symbol for the "awe" ~au sound.  bye bye.

Please help save the "awe" phoneme, before it's too late.

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
See how English spelling links to sounds at http://justpaste.it/ayk

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