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
>> 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.