Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 10:12:33 -0400


Subject: Re: epenthetic /l/ and notation woes

2 points:

Holmes is definitely L-less for me, and I believe in the UK as well.

Historically it should be L-less as should Stockholm, calm, balm, alms, etc

(see Dobson v.2. sect. 425 and my article in AS 69) but there has been some

back and forth with words like falcon, vault, cauldron, and recently, calm,

et al.

Second- I tried to follow David Johns discussion about Florida speech but

couldn't decipher the notation. I'm not sure what [O] symbolizes. The usual

cardinal vowel or American low-back-round? And this statement

there are clear minimal pairs like BAUD [bad]: BALD [bOd]

confused me as well. Is there some established convention that translates

IPA into our ordinary keyboard symbols and if there isn't, could I propose

that the powers-that-be for the ADS establish one so we don't always have to

say -- the vowel in boat, or "short u".