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YAEPT continueth:

On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 04:47:38PM +1000, Tristan wrote:
> Well, I say [klo:].

So for you, "claw" rhymes with "show", "hoe", and/or "so"?

> All back unrounded vowels unless they're really high sound close enough
> to [A] to me. Really high ones (basically [M]) I can hear fine, though.

I can understand hearing all back unrounded vowels as either [A] or [M],
but for me [7] is definitely in the [M] camp.

> And I went to the dentist last Friday and she never said say 'ah'. She
> says open your mouth wide or big.

Well, you must have a history of good tongue behavior then. :)

-Mark