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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@...> >> wrote: >> >>> 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 -- The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.