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Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Friday, May 9, 2003, 9:57
James Worlton wrote:

>--- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote: > > > >>So, for instance, all of these "can"s sound alike >>(specifically, like >>[k&n]): >> >> Can you can? >> Yes, I can! >> Ah, but can you Can-Can? >>
/k&nj@ "k&:n/, /jes ai "k&n/ or /jes ai "k&:n/, /a: b@t k&nj@ "k&:n"k&:n/ or /"k&:N"k&:n/
>> >>As do both of these "have"s ([h&v]): >> >> I have done it. >> I have it. >> >> >> >What about the equivalent 'to need to': > I have to get me one of those... >
/aiv "dan@t/ (not */ai h&v dan@t/), /ai "h&v@t/, and /ai"j&ft@ "ge(t)mij wan@ D8u\s/, though I'd probably normally skip the 'me'.
>I don't know the correct way to show the phonetics, >but it seems to me that the pronunciation is different >than the two earlier examples (at least the way I say >it, and from the way I've heard it from others). >
Generally, there /v/ of 'have' is influenced by the /t/ of 'to' and becomes an /f/ (which is the unvoiced sound. In some dialects, this may result in a changed pronunciation of the vowel before it (length, quality, diphthongalness, or a combination of them). As illustrated above, I say [(j)&ft@] or [h&ft@] depending on the word before it. Your milage will almost certainly very. -- Tristan <kesuari@...>