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Unformatted text preview: Phonetics LIN 228H1F LECTURE 3: English Vowels Outline: 1. Transcription of English Vowels 2. Allophonic Processes with English Vowels May 17, 2010 while the book talks about GA, General American pronunciation, pages 123-126 talk about general Canadian pronunciation specifically; the two overlap in the majority of cases English Vowels - Chart front tense high mid high mid low low aj aw bite about i ej beat bait ɛ æ bet bat ɪ lax bit ə ʌ about but tense central lax u ow tense boot boat ʊ back lax put ɔw ɔj bore boy ɑ bought rounded vowels are circled there are 15 vowels symbol /a/ is the only symbol you can use with diphthongs in combination with /j w/ */ɑj ɑw/ is wrong symbol /o/ is the only symbol you can use with the diphthong in combination with /w/ */ɔw/ is wrong symbol /ɔ/ is the only symbol you can use with the diphthong in combination with /j/ */oj/ is wrong symbol /e/ is the only symbol you can use with the diphthong in combination with /j/ */ɛj/ is wrong Page 1 of 8 Phonetics LIN 228H1F Describing English Vowels Vowels are described using four dimensions: May...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2010 for the course LIN lin228 taught by Professor Milisa during the Summer '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Summer '10