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odd posted 04 October 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforeodd by neongrey, Peralogue

Took a class on phonetics a while back, back when I had a university career, and we discussed this sort of Canadian raising, ie, we tend to make out vowels in certain combinations with our tongue higher in our mouth than other people.

Long story short, while (on the whole) we don't say 'aboot', the sound from us is closer to aboot than other people who try to say about.

Let's not go into Americans, the word 'caught', and the open o.

Bizzare trivia of the second: my 's' sound is made only out of the left side of my mouth. This qualifies me as 'weird'. From the teacher who'd use star trek for examples in class.

Not that I mind star trek. view post


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