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Re: USAGE: h&ppi? (was: RE: Importance of stress)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 23, 2000, 19:35
BP Jonsson wrote:

> Or it may have to do > with the fact that the final /I/ is higher and tenser than medial and > stressed /I/s, approaching the typical value of /i:/, so that for some > speakers the final syllable has more (energetic) stress than for others.
For me, a GA speaker, the last phoneme is unequivocally /i/, so there may be other dialects for which this is also true. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)