[YAEPT] Re: Of accents & dialects
|From:||Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 31, 2008, 8:35|
On Thu 30 Oct 2008, And Rosta wrote:
> Mark J. Reed, On 30/10/2008 15:57:
> > IME, rapid American "respiratory" drops a syllable, but not an 'r', so
> > "respitory" is inaccurate. More like "respritory" or "respertory".
> > Laurie's accent is phenomenal.
> That's my nonrhotic ears mishearing, then. /respr'tori/ -- that does make
> more sense.
> r e sp i r a t o ri
> US r e sp % r % t o ri
> UK1 r e sp % r % t % ri
> UK2 r % sp i r % t % ri
> where '%' = zero or a very weak vowel. The change from UK1 to UK2
> is a change that occurs in many words, to avoid sequences of 3 % in a row. _____
Can't keep away from these ever so fascinating studies of
- the ties that bind us, the wounds that sever -
now can we? ;-)
Try this, then:
r e sp i r a t o ri
US r e sp % r % t o ri
UK1 r e sp % r % t % ri
UK2 r % sp i r % t % ri
AUS r e sp % r a t % ri
where the AUS "a" in this position tends toward a more
central accented schwa.
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