Re: OT: sorta OT: cases, please help...
|From:||Muke Tever <alrivera@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 8, 2001, 19:10|
From: "Tristan Alexander McLeay" <anstouh@...>
> > > What word has VVV?
> > queue /kjuw/. (Some may have [kju:], but it's not /kju/ in the same
> > sense that, say, you'd pronounce <quiu> in Spanish)
> Aren't /j/ and /w/ consonants?
Well, they're semivowels. And in this case, it's probably better to analyze
them as part of the vowel rather than independent consonants -- /(j)uw/ is, I
think, systematically a single English vowel ('at we call "long u").
In a word like "you" it might be different, I suppose.