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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.