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Re: Powers that be were Re: Newbie says hi

From:Jake X <alwaysawake247@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 6, 2002, 0:34
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From: "Muke Tever" <mktvr@...>
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Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: Powers that be were Re: Newbie says hi

> From: "Jake X" <alwaysawake247@...> > > > On the word 'stoopit', I guess that's an American way of making
> > > stupid, because they can't just do 'stoopid' because that's the normal > > > pronunciation? The word seems to have essentially become 'stoopid' > > > /stu;p@d/ here all the time, even though 'student' is still
> > > > > My dialect doesn't have /stSu:d@nt/ at all. We say /stu;dent/, though
in my
> > case I pronounce the /t/ with aspiration, not as sloppily as to have
/t/ -->
> > /tS/. This is similar to the way my little brother, when he was
learning to
> > write, misspelled "tree" as "chree": because of the combination of
> > t-initial and American semivocalic r, he percieved it with the wrong > > phonemes. Anyway.... > > I wouldn't say it was with the wrong phonemes as that the spelling is
> It's certainly /tSri:/ here, with /S/ epenthetic[1]. And I wouldn't blame
> aspiration either, because e.g., "dream" is /dZri:m/. [At least in my
> Yours will almost certainly differ, but presumably not your brother's.] > > *Muke!
Once again, I have /dri:m/. (No aspiration, because [d] is voiced.) My brother's not here at the moment to say it for me, but in that case, I think he would agree with me. Dunno. Jake