USAGE: h&ppi? (was: RE: Importance of stress)
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 20, 2000, 23:18|
> At 9:36 pm -0500 26/1/00, Nik Taylor wrote:
> >Matt Pearson wrote:
> >[haepi] into
> >> syllables, many native speakers will hesitate between [hae.pi] and
> >> [haep.i].
[BTW, I'm an ambisyllabicity man myself, and take syllable structure
to be relationally-based rather than constituency-based. (In English,
that is, not Livagian.)]
> >But it's pronounced as the second, as shown by the allophones.
> >Syllable-initial voiceless stops are aspirated, and vowels followed by
> >voiceless obstruents are shorter. /h&.pi/ would be [h&:p_hi], while
> >/h&p.i/ is [h&pi], the way it actually is.
> Is it?
> I know one region of Brittan where the pronunciation is ['happ_hi] with
> clear gemmination and _marked_ aspiration.
> Elswhere ['h&ppi] seems not uncommon.
Are they both from South Wales? I don't recognize either from elsewhere.
I might have suspected you were thinking of Geordie preglottalized stops,
but your phonetic transcriptions are usually dead on the mark.