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English sandhi (was Re: [OT] 50 Watsons, stitches, sandhi)

From:Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Saturday, March 23, 2002, 17:24
|<snip my English sandhi bit>
|Are you refering to the extra /p/? is it a distinct /p/ or just
|a normal lip-opening process ?

For me, it's a distinct /p/, more /m ps/ than /mp s/, so it's not
aspirated. But I'm the odd dunce. <|:- (

|> *La: it means something like "you see" in my version of English.
|Just let me check - you *are* the only speaker of this version, yes?
|(apart from teletubbies)

Yes, I'm the only one. I made up that word because:
a) it's quick
b) the normal version is inadequate to the task
c) a random inspiration particle thwacked me over the head
d) I wasn't busy with a conlang at the time
e) my muse is part of a union

The <|:- (
Chris Wright