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Re: YAEPT: "restaurant" et sim

From:Kinetic <kinetic_wab@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 18:40
I'm a Northern English Brit by both birth and accent, and I prefer
/'rEst@rQnt/.  It may become /'rEstrQnt/ if I'm speaking quickly, but I
prefer to give it the full three syllables.  The final vowel would *never*
be a schwa though.

OTOH, I do say /'lav@tri/ more often than /'lav@t@ri/ (though I think I use

A semi-related note regarding words like "ambulance": I believe I rarely
pronounce the little intrusive T at the end.  If anyone tries to tell me
that "patience" rhymes with "patients" I get annoyed.  :-)  Same goes for
all nasal-fricative pairs, especially "hamster"!