bottle butter

Guest   Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:28 pm GMT
when i say bottle a native speaker thinks its butter
whats different between their accents??????????
only one vowel differs and rest is same isnt it
Travis   Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:37 am GMT
And in the dialect here in Milwaukee, the difference is even greater, with:

"bottle" [ˈb̥aɾ̥ɯː] or [ˈb̥aɯ̯]
"butter" [ˈb̥ʌɾ̥ʁ̩ː] [ˈb̥ʌːʁ]
Guest   Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:03 pm GMT
Stressed vowes: bottle has /A/ and butter /@/ for me,
L vs R, I guess you're Japanese
Guest   Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:39 pm GMT
I'm Korean, not Japanese....
Native Korean   Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:54 pm GMT
"Bottle" is more like [바를] while "butter" is more like [버러ㄹ].

"" used to have decent 발음듣기 service but somehow their pronunciation is not native-like anymore.