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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 counterparts. '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 Toronto. -- Robert


Robert Hailman <robert@...>[naiD=r @kOn@mi]... (OOPS!)