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Posted: 12 June 2013 02:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Unfortunately it only gives one version for the USA, whereas my main question is about a variation _within_ the USA.

And only gives RP for GB.
The long O also puzzles me. Take the word No (or know). In Cockney, I hear about three or four vowels strung together. Similar in Aus. Eng., maybe NZ as well. I picture Catherine Tate repeating “I know! I know!” in a sketch, which sounds like “ah nayouw,” or something. (Gotta learn how to do that in IPA.) I’m bovvered.

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Posted: 15 June 2013 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I’ve just spent an entertaining few minutes on a Saturday night in a dark and cloistered room somewhere in the north of England saying various “o” words to myself.  My caught/taught/ought/bought etc all rhyme, ie the vowel sound is ɔː whereas the “o” in got, what, hot and dog is IPA ɒ.

However, what I have noticed that although the pronunciation is the same, the pitch of these words which end in “-g” is very slightly lower than the words that end in other consonants.

Am I right or is spending too much time by myself unhealthy?  And is pitch annotated in linguistics?

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Posted: 15 June 2013 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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And is pitch annotated in linguistics?

Sure can be.

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Posted: 16 June 2013 04:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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How?

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Posted: 16 June 2013 07:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Here you go (scroll down to “Phonetic notation").

Edit: Hell and damnation, this inability to link to Wikipedia articles that aren’t just a single-word title is annoying.  Here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tone_(linguistics)#Phonetic_notation

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Posted: 16 June 2013 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Wow! Thanks very much, lh.  I had no idea how much can be shown so I’ll enjoy reading this more thoroughly later.

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