[LMB] OT: T-flapping and Canadian raising
jenl1625 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 16:06:57 BST 2012
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 1:15 AM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> The same change affects the mouth-vowel
> in Canada, but not Western Pennsylvania, which is why Canadian "about"
> sounds to other North Americans as "a boat". Canadians don't really
> pronounce "about" and "a boat" the same way, it just sounds that way
> to people whose ears are not accustomed to the difference.
Really? Because I'd have said more like "a boot", and I've heard others
reference the same sound.
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