wash cloth to worsh rag
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Sun Dec 1 00:43:41 UTC 2002
On Sat, 30 Nov 2002, Mark A Mandel wrote to Beverly Flanigan:
#"<<intermediate>> inverted script a"?
#As I read your post, it looks to me as if you are saying that "open /o/"
#-- by which I understand the IPA turned-c, a low-mid back rounded vowel
#-- is lower than "inverted script a" -- low back rounded vowel. And
#that's backwards. Or I've forgotten all the IPA I ever knew. And that's
#Am I misunderstanding your post?
Grrrumph. I certainly was. My apologies to Bev and to the list. I'll
blame it on writing before supper. If I'd read the whole thing together
I'd've realized that Bev said exactly what she meant, and neither of us
was forgetting the IPA. <turned script a> IS reasonably "intermediate"
between <turned c> and <script a>, having the openness of the latter and
the lip formation of the former. I was miscuing off her phrase "full
/open o/", mis-taking "full" to mean "at an extreme of a range" (i.e.,
-- Mark A. Mandel
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