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On Wed, 8 Nov 2000 12:20:23 -0600 Eric Christopherson
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> I've never noticed anything resembling [{] ([&]) in Spanish. Are we
> sure
> it's not just [a] (low front, as opposed to back front [A])?
>
> --
> Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo
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My roommate last year, who has one parent from Puerto Rico and the other
from some rural area in Northern Spain, pronounced his /a/'s unusually
fronted - not quite [&], but not quite [a] either.  He sounded vaguely
Syrian with that vowel quality.


-Stephen (Steg)
 "P i Q?  P oi Q?  P au Q?"