The duration of /ae/ and /ai/

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Tue Jan 22 04:26:26 UTC 2008

>The article in question is this:
>Jacewicz, Ewa, Joseph Salmons & Robert Allen Fox. 2007. Vowel duration
>across three American dialects. American Speech 82.367-385.

No better source than the horse's mouth! So it's the diphthongal or
even triphthongal version of [ae] -- it's almost an [eI@] in some
places, isn't it, hence the U-shape in the formants -- that's really
stretching it out. I had a wondeirng thought about that, but thought
perhaps I was off-base.

Thanks for the details. Now I really must see the whole article up
close and personal!

James Harbeck.

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