Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 19:15:41 EDT

From: Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU

Subject: Re: LAGS

I am doing some research with the LAGS volumes and need some help. I'm

not always sure about the LAGS phonetic notation:

"girl" ur --articulartory description of what this is?

March r is this a retroflex r? Or just opposed to r-lessness?

fog {o} open ?

rice {ie} ??????

The AAM Phonology to which Bill refers has the following about the

representations you mention.

u is the sound in Pederson's "putt"

r is " " " " "race"

(Syllabic r is R as in "batter")

o is the vowel in "pot" Definitely low central, not open back

ie is the dipthong in "pie" for those who have one.

LAGS phonological notation does not have the same degree of phonetic

gradation indicated in the LAMSAS work, as far as I can tell.




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