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Tristan McLeay wrote:

>On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, David Barrow wrote:
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>>Australian has /ske:d/  rather than  /skE:d/  or  /skE@d/?
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>Yeah. Most of our pure vowels are shifted up compared to their RP values.
>'aw'/'or', f'rinstance, is /o:/, or 'er' /2:/(ish, not quite that front)
>(one notable exception is that /el/ has become /&l/, so that 'shell' and
>'shall' are homophones).  American /E/ (which I think is lower than RP)
>sounds very close to my /&/. Diphthongs often move in the opposite
>direction (ei > &i), the notable exception being oy, which is more like
>/oi/ (inline with /O:/ generally becoming /o:/).
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>Tristan
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short vowels as well?

get = /get/ not /gEt/?

if  (ei > &i)  are day and die and similar words homophones or has /&i/
changed position

David Barrow