At 5/13/00 04:28 AM -0400, you wrote:
>OK. My dialect, _phonemically_, has the vowels of:
> bot, bait, bat, bet, beet, bit, bite, but, boat, book, boy, bout, boot,
>beaut, -ble, Bert
I have a phonemic contrast between syllabic /n/ and consonental /n/:
[lait.n.IN] vs. lightning [lait.nIN].
I guess it's a matter of preference whether you want to consider schwa a
phoneme or not. I can't think of a way to get any other pronunciation for it
>I also have the consonants of:
> bee, chew, do, though, fee, go, hi, jaw, key, low, me, no, -ing, pie, ray,
>sea, she, tea, thick, vow, way, you, zee, and "zh".
Perfect match there.