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Steg Belsky wrote:

>On Sat, 4 May 2002 18:46:32 +0100 And Rosta <[log in to unmask]>
>writes:
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>>>But anomalously so, like /RQT/ for "wrath".  For me, /Q/ is one of
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>>the most
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>>>reliable markers of Not-My-Accent.
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>>I don't understand. Even if AusE has /Q/ in "wrath", it still has a
>>low
>>back vowel phoneme, and anyway, where is the anomaly. As for /rQT/,
>>that's
>>not an AusE preculiarity; rather, /raT/ is an AmE peculiarity.
>>(Hence
>>British newspapers calling _Portnoy's complaint_ _The gripes of
>>Roth_.)
>>--And.
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>Wait... so if "wrath" is /rQt/ in Australian English, how do they
>pronounce "wroth" there?
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I do believe it's called a homonym. :)

Tristan