[Spellyans] The sound of r

ewan wilson butlerdunnit at ntlworld.com
Sat Dec 14 22:27:15 GMT 2013


As a Scot who works alongside a genuine 'Cockney' Eastender I can only say that my perception of the 'extra bit' of sound in sich instances is 'r' rather than the 'pale vowel' schwa sound. Other Scots colleagues perceive it likewise, so it's not just my own admittedly far from acute phonetic grasp. 
If it is indeed 'shwa' is there an explanation why we Scots are more inclined to perceive it as R ? The  London guy who produces such perceived pronunciation is not himself sure what sound exactly he's automatically making!!

Ewan.
 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Christian Semmens 
  To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
  Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:50 PM
  Subject: Re: [Spellyans] The sound of r


  Perhaps he has a rhotic accent and is hearing the peculiar extra schwa as -ar? I don't know, perhaps he can clarify? 




  On 12 December 2013 22:36, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:

    Then why did he write schwa as R?


    On 12 Dec 2013, at 22:33, Christian Semmens wrote:


      On an earlier subject, I think the LawR pronunciation Ewan referred to might be a representation of the extra vowel like sound added to the end of East-end accent, like "Law-ah" and "Waw-ah" for Law and War? Is this the case?



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