Re: A dechticaetiative language
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 11, 2004, 6:04|
Ray Brown wrote:
> On Monday, August 9, 2004, at 11:17 , Paul Bennett wrote:
>> On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 17:47:39 -0400, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
>>> Rrrm... how do you pronounce "dechticaetiative"? I've been pronouncing
>>> it something like [dExt1'kejS@41v], but seeing's as how in most
>>> dialects of English /x/ is not a 'real' phoneme,
> It's extremely marginal. it occurs in some Scots dialects; it's also used,
> rather oddly, in the 'Welsh English' place name 'Loughor' ['lVX@(r)],
> which in real Welsh is 'Llwchwr' ['KuXUr]. Some Brits use it in 'loch' and
> 'Bach', but most say [lQk] and [bAk].
And don't forget Liverpudlian English, which is essentially English with
all the consonants changed to [x] and the vowels mostly to [i].
Keith Gaughan -- talideon.com
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