|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 8, 2001, 21:23|
Oops. Accidentally sent this'un privately rather than to the list.
Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:
> >> Very few people IME have [iDr=] ~ [ajD=r] in free variation, unlike
> >> "economics", where we might say it with initial /i/ in one sentence, /E/ in
> >> the next......
> >I have free variation between [iDr=] & [ajD=r], near as I can tell.
> >[ajD=r] is more common, but I do occasionally say [iDr=]. With
> >"economics", I pronounce that consistently with /E/.
> I consistantly say [aiD@] now, after variating between [aiD@] and
> [i:D@]. I vary [naiD@] and [ni:D@] though, saying [ni:D@] more oftenly.
> 'Economics' is always with an /'E/, and 'economy' always with a /@/.
> My older syster always says [(n)aiD@]. My younger siblings always say
> [(n)i:D@]. I think the standard in Melbourne is 'whichever you want'.
> I'm from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Hmm... "neither" is the same as "either", for me, although [iD=r] is
more common than [niD=r] with relation to their diphthongal
'Economy' can be with [E] or [@], depending.
If we're talking about pronouncation of English words, I realized today
that one of my friends consistently says "anything" ['&nITin], whereas I
consistently have [&n'iTIN]. Just thought I'd mention. Again, I'm in