User talk:Nitsy

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English example of [a]

The reason I left an asterisk there was that it's hard to find an example that works in both US and UK english. "Bot” is, of course, /bat/ in US English, but /bɒt/ in the UK. And I think generally where UK English has /a/, US has /æ/... and in borrowed words you get the opposite effect: US /ˈpasta/, UK /ˈpæsta/. Like I said, I was hoping there was some example where it's the same for both, but so far no luck. --Iustinus 01:53, 7 June 2013 (CDT)

Forgot to mention: to get the whole "short" effect, it needs to be a word where the /a/ is followed by a voiceless sound, as I think you got. But for that reason, words like "father," "card," or "palm" won't wok. --Iustinus 01:56, 7 June 2013 (CDT)

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