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CONLANG  September 2004, Week 1

CONLANG September 2004, Week 1

Subject:

Re: The fourteen vowels of English?

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Joe <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 4 Sep 2004 17:15:36 +0100

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Mark P. Line wrote:

>Paul Bennett said:
>
>
>>I remember reading somewhere that English has 14 vowels (presumably
>>including diphthongs), but that every dialect collapses at least two of
>>them together.
>>
>>Well, I decided to measure my own lect, and got some surprising results. I
>>have at least 17 vowels that I can think of, all of which can appear
>>between /h/ and /d/...
>>
>>
>
>You might consider the possibility that some of your examples contain an /r/.
>
>
>

Not in my English.  All of those have no /r/ at all.

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