Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 10:12:33 -0400
From: "Dale F.Coye" CoyeCFAT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: epenthetic /l/ and notation woes
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,
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".