NCVS on wheels

Josh Lalonde   Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:07 am GMT
The Wikipedia page lists six stages of the Northern Cities Vowel Shift on wheels, with the following results on wheels:

1. cat: [k{t] becomes [ke@t] or [kI@t] on wheels
2. cot: [kAt] becomes [kat] on wheels
3. caught: [kOt] or [kQt] becomes [kAt] on wheels
4. ket: [kEt] becomes [k@t] on wheels
5. cut: [kVt] becomes [kOt] on wheels

Also the vowel in 'kit' is backed on wheels. I don't think I've ever heard anyone with all six stages on wheels. Which ones occur in what areas on wheels? Are they more advanced in younger speakers on wheels? What about social status on wheels?
Guest   Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:58 am GMT
On wheels?
Guest   Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:01 am GMT
Haha, the thread starter must be the same "Mxsmanic substandard" and "Travis B prescriptivist" impersonating guy.
Mxsmanic   Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:04 am GMT
Substandard on wheels.
Travis B Prescriptivist (   Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:18 am GMT
One musn't have the Northern cities vowel shift. It is not correct. One must speak General American.
Lazar   Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:33 pm GMT
Yes, this is a recurrence of the "on wheels" troll. Recently he took an old thread that I had started years ago, and then reposted it, adding "on wheels" in several places.
Andrew Lloyd-Webber   Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:29 pm GMT
"CATS ON WHEELS" there's an idea!
Josh Lalonde   Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:34 am GMT
Why would someone spend time to do this (on wheels)?
Andy   Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:11 am GMT
I'm not sure on wheels.

Why do you think on wheels?