low back merger video

Milton   Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:24 pm GMT
a great video on Cot Caught merger (in Minnesota and Wisconsin):


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Guest   Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:33 pm GMT
Well, telling from this video, people from Minnesota seem to have /A/ in wrong, long...
Nice to learn that.
Guest   Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:02 pm GMT
Well, I don't think there are elements of Northern Cities vowel shift in Minnesota... /beig, fleig/ ''bag, flag'' could be considered A-tensing...and this pronunciation is found in some other regions of LowBackMerged area (like Seattle)...As for Wisconsin, the difference between the production of Don and Dawn vowels is minimal, and one of the people interviewed pronounced them exactly the same...Let's wait and see for how long the difference in perception will remain...