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At 09.11 p.m. 6.11.2001 -0500, Steg Belsky wrote:
>On Tue, 6 Nov 2001 11:12:40 +0100 Kristian Jensen <[log in to unmask]>
>writes:
> > Try "bag" vs "back" > [b&:g] vs [b&k].
> > Or "lab" vs "lap" > [l&:b] vs [l&p].
> >
> > -kristian- 8)
> >
>-
>
>Or of course in my dialect:
>[be@g] vs [b&k]
>[le@b] vs [l&p]

While we're going round comparing, mine does
[b{:g] vs [b{k]
[l{b] vs [l{p]

The only time you can be guaranteed of an {>{: change is before a /g/, I
think (in my dialect, I mean). (Even with what would otherwise be
homophones: 'I */k{n/* do it'; 'I /k{:n/ beans'.)

Tristan

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