Date: Mon, 8 Jan 1996 21:21:21 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: American Diphthongs Terry, Re Raven's transcription of the offglide in as an [o], that certainly captures my own pronunciation better than a [w], since the glide is clearly not all the way to a high back target, and the lip rounding is rather weaker than would be implied by a [w]. I would certainly phonemicize it as /aew/, but phonetically it would be inaccurate to use the traditional [U] foisted upon us by the Speech-Communications folks, who keep misusing the IPA. I hadn't really thought about the exact phonetic nature of this glide, so thanks for bringing up the question. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]