Accents in Am. English

Alice Faber faber at POP.HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 14 19:29:36 UTC 2000

Laurence Horn wrote:
>Not only doesn't Häagen Dazs have any meaning in any language, I don't
>believe we're likely to run into too many real world instances of a long
>vowel with the first half umlauted (hence presumably fronted) and the
>second not.

Given that the reverse (diphthong moving from back to front, with
concommitant change in rounding) *does* occur, even if it isn't
cross-linguistically all that common (oy!), can we really assume that
the reverse doesn't?

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