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Tristan scripsit:

> Since when? Short /Q/s are all [Q]s, aren't they? /wQt/ else is the
> vowel in /nQt/ supposed to be?

My understanding is that that vowel is /O/, rather higher than /Q/,
as also in Canada and RP.

> Okay, I'd only heard the Aussie and American pronunciations and assumed
> the Brits used /A/. My mistake.

Oh, they do.

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