[Ads-l] Provenance of /Or/ > [ar] / __@ ?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 7 00:02:11 EDT 2016

On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 11:38 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net>

> On Nov 16, 2012, at 6:24 PM, Neal Whitman wrote:
>> What is the dialect that has /O/ lowering to [a] in a stressed
>> vowel preceding
>>> /r/ and an unstressed vowel? In other words, the dialect that pronounces
>>> "forest" as "farrest," "Florida" as "Flarrida", "Oregon" as "Ahregun,"
>>> "horrible" etc. as "harrible" etc., "authority" as "autharity",
>> but still has
>>> [O] in "fort", "lore," etc.? What is this realization called?

That looks very like the correct pronunciation of English, IMO. 😜

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