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Re: CHAT: minimal pair of English Interdentals

From:bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>
Date:Friday, October 25, 2002, 8:51
 --- Jake X <alwaysawake247@...> wrote: > Hi
> > I recently reread a post of several weeks ago about > whether [T] and [D] are > cophonemic in English. I found a minimal pair: > teeth [tiT] and to teethe > [tiD] (as in what a baby does when s/he grows the > first teeth). Does that > prove anything? Does anyone here speak a dialect > which has both of those > pronbounced the same? > > Jake
not me, but the difference in vowel lenght ( phonetic rather than phonemic in this case ) reminded me of something i saw somewhere in a book where it claimed to find a real case of phonemic vowel length in english : jam [dZ&m] sweet pectinised (?!) fruit spread jam [dZ&:\m] static build up of traffic i'm pretty sure i make this distinction. do other people ? bn ===== bnathyuw | landan | arR stamp the sunshine out | angelfish your tears came like anaesthesia | phèdre __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>