Jesse S.Bangs wrote: >Yoon Ha Lee sikayal: > >> > Aspirated stops distinct from unaspirated stops >> > Rounded front vowels >> > Unrounded back vowels >> > The phones [T] and [D] >> > The trilled /r/ >> > The untrilled American English /r/ >> My bugaboos: uvular trill, and tones. > >There are other oddities, too, in people's phonetic ability. I can >pronounce the rounded front vowels without too much difficulty, but I >can't distinguish [o] from [C> West Coast dialect, principally. But I'd have to hear it to believe it. Coat/caught? low/law? sow, sew/saw? row/raw?