Friday, July 6, 2012

L-coloring in California

School/skuɫ/, /skʊɫ/
Julie : /dʒuɫi/,  /dʒʊɫi/

The latter are California variations.

I'm a native of northern California with fairly heavy L-coloring, and I do pronounce my own name with ʊ. In fact, I think that my pronunciation must be fairly common here, since it really jumps out at me when someone pronounces it with [u:].

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