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12 December 2004 @ 11:37
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Q. Pheevrq_pheevr on 12. December, 2004 19:42 (UTC)

If this makes no sense to you, here's a hint.

love, play & inquirytrochee on 12. December, 2004 21:40 (UTC)
possible spoiler below... (trying to obfuscate it)

Mousse is to ??? (/mjus/?)
as
Appaloosa is to Apple user


am I close?
Q. Pheevrq_pheevr on 12. December, 2004 21:59 (UTC)

You're on the right track; you've got the left sides right, but you've still got the right ones left to figure out.

love, play & inquirytrochee on 12. December, 2004 22:23 (UTC)
I had a breakthrough.

mousse (chocolate, /mu:s/) is to Mies (van der Rohe, /mi:s/)
as
Appaloosa (horse /,æpə'lu:sə/) is to Apple Lisa (computer, /æpə'li:sə/)

Fun. It's like a scavenger hunt; I wasn't able to work out who the upper right guy was except by working out the other bits and then guessing some hints from the pronunciation and employment.

I like this kind of puzzle.
Q. Pheevrq_pheevr on 12. December, 2004 22:26 (UTC)

Exactly!

Glad you enjoyed it; I'll post more if I think of 'em.

ateo on 14. December, 2004 17:44 (UTC)
Hmm, let's see...

[+rnd] --> [+front]

should work, assuming a sort of redundancy or clean-up rule that changes the rounding value to minus. Or, one could try (if one were of the conviction that [rnd] should be absent from English vowel specifications, since it is not contrastive):

V[+hi] --> [+front]

This sort of stuff is too hard for me, though I do tend to appreciate it once the solution is given.