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Re: CHAT: Ability of Americans & Europeans to locate each others cities (was Re: The [+foreign] attribute)

From:Tristan <kesuari@...>
Date:Sunday, September 22, 2002, 8:58
On Sunday 22 September 2002 17:11, BP Jonsson wrote:
> At 15:00 2002-09-20 +0100, bnathyuw wrote: > > [Europeans hearing of Illinois] > > >and if they had, they'd call it /IlI'nwa/ > > Only if all Eoropeans were French, which FBOW is not the case. > A quick check with my stepson gave ["il:i%nOz\s]! :-) > > For the record I've known about Chicago [s\i"kQ:go] all my life, since my > grandparents used to live there, but I learned of Illinois only when I saw > "Blues Brothers"!
Which makes me wonder... I normally pronounce Las Vegas as /%lOs "v&ig@s/, eqiv. to RP /%lQs "veig@s/. Is there any reason for this (rather than /las/ or /la:s/ from the spelling), except that it's a borrowing from American based on pronunciation, not spelling (Am. /A:/ normally is equiv. to Oz /O/; e.g. /stA:p/ vs /stOp/)? ('Dude' fits into that category as well, being /du:d/ and not */dZu:d/.)


Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>The % symbol in X-SAMPA (Was Ability of Americans & Europeans to locate each others cities)