[Ads-l] the sound string ~ool as in "wool"

Galen Buttitta satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 21 17:18:09 EDT 2019


Mark Rosenfelder has written about this. IIRC, there was a merger where the “oo” went to schwa, but this was incomplete in some dialects, especially in the vicinity of labial consonants. So, schwa is correct for some dialects and not for others—IIRC, Rosenfelder himself has schwa I. That environment. (My first thought is that those variant pronunciations you discussed are hypercorrections.)

– Galen Buttitta, Protagonist

> On Aug 21, 2019, at 16:06, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:
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> Most dictionaries use schwa where the sound is actually short oo.  This video analyzes the ~ool phoneme string as in "wool".  this applies to many word endings.  The most prevalent spelling string is "al" as 47% (top word "social" ~soeshool) and second is "le" (top word is people ~peepool)
> https://youtu.be/nhDkI1fuIb4
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> Also demonstrated is that "short oo" is more prevalent in text than "long oo"
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> Note that in many US accents the word "will" is pronounced ~wool, and "children" ~chooldrin
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> Tom Zurinskas,
> Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 14.
> truespel phonetics free converter and  tutorials - http://truespel.com
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