Tristan wrote: >And Rosta wrote: > > > As for the (immaterial, I think) question "has > Aust. phonemicized > > length in other, non-r, environments?", try _foot:fought_ > >/fUt/:/fO:t/? Nothing alike! Jumping in temporarily: that's what I thought, too. How about: rot : wrought cot : caught ( and _court_??) sot : sought (sort???) not : nought/naught (north???) et al.