voice and race recognition
jrubba at calpoly.edu
Thu Dec 30 05:01:00 UTC 2010
So far as I know (and Geoff Nathan can correct me if I'm wrong),
short /a/ in Hawai'ian is, in general, pronounced as schwa. This
would cause what appears to be Canadian raising in the state's name,
but that's only because the /i/ follows. The first /a/ in the word
is also a schwa.
In any case, I don't know anything about the presence or absence of
Can. raising in the various regional manifestations of AAE.
Dr. Johanna Rubba, Ph. D.
Linguistics Minor Advisor
Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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