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On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 15:54:08 -0400, Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Joe wrote:
>
>> Sorry, but no dialect I'm aware of has [we@] for 'were'.  'where', yes,
>> but not 'were'.  'Were' is [w3:], IME
>
> That was my impression, too, from a US-POV. Also surprising was Paul
> Bennett's "[w6:]", perhaps a mis-typing? since [6] is IMO very much an
> [a]-like sound.

I'm not sure of the exact notation. It varies between something like [@]
and something more open than [@]. Maybe [e_x] and [E_x] would have been
better symbols to use? I'll have to figure out how to record sound on
Linux, and host some sound files somewhere...



Paul