YAEPT: Voiceless TH in wheth er, wort hy (w as: UTF-8 Test: z h ōng guó ( �� ��), 한궄,)
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 11, 2006, 14:34|
H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 09:57:11PM -0800, Arthaey Angosii wrote:
>>Emaelivpeith Mark J. Reed 'sa <markjreed@...>:
>>>So what's your excuse for devoicing the |th| in |whether|? :)
>>My mother pronounces "worthy" as [wr\=Ti]. I wonder if she devoices
>>the TH in "whether" or "weather"... Does anyone know if voiceless-TH
>>"worthy" is a dialect thing, or if it's just an idiosyncrasy of my
> It may be a British thing.
Definitely not. I've lived in Britain for 67+ years and always heard it
pronounced with medial /D/.
Nor is [r\=] a normal British rendition of the stressed vowel + possible
/r/ (pronounced in some British varieties). [r\=] is surely 'Merkan.
Whether medial /T/ occurs in any 'Merkan varieties I cannot say -
obviously if it does it must be a dialect variant.
Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu.
There's none too old to learn.