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 --- Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Rachel
Klippenstein wrote:
>
>
> > Tim May  wrote:
> > >Joe Fatula wrote (...)
> > >>Can anyone think of another word that has this
> > >>vowel before "l"?  I'm wondering if the
> prescence
> > >>of "l" has anything to do with this in my
> > >>idiolect.
> >
> > >"Bull". (At least, in my (~RP) speech.)
> >
> > and "full"
> >
> > hmm, they all start with labials.
>
> Not all (actually palatals and dentals are
> rarest).........
> cull, gull, mull, null, dull, lull, cult, gulf,
> gulp, skull, bulb, pulp,
> mulct, mulch, pulse
> ultra, sultry, pulley, gully, sully, lullaby,
> fulminate, culminate,
> refulgent, culprit, culpable, re/im/com/pulsive,
> inculcate,
> Schultz, Mullins, Stull (but names don't
> count).......
> and no doubt others.

For me, all of those (I think), except pulley, have
[V] or what ever it actually is (the same phoneme as
[@]), while pull, bull, full and pulley all have [U].
But I suspect we differ in this.

Rachel

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