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Re: possesives in -s

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Sunday, August 13, 2000, 22:39
On Sat, 12 Aug 2000, Thomas R. Wier wrote:

>Padraic Brown wrote: > >> The only thing I'm not entirely satisfied with is the >> vowel of the genitive marker. > >Genitive marker? Is the vowel you use for the genitive different from that >which goes along with the plural?
As far as I can tell, it's the same vowel.
> >> It's kind of like [i], but shorter and swallowed a bit. > >Maybe [I], or a more centralized vowel. That's normally what I hear.
Bugger. I always confuse [i] and [I]. It's the one like in 'bit' or 'sit'. Just shorter in duration. It's definitely not [@] or similar (there's a difference between miss's and missus). Padraic.
> >====================================== >Tom Wier | "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." >====================================== >