[naiD=r @kOn@mi]... (OOPS!)
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 9, 2001, 1:51|
Robert Hailman wrote:
> Oops. Accidentally sent this'un privately rather than to the list.
> Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:
> > >> Very few people IME have [iDr=] ~ [ajD=r] in free variation, unlike
> > >> "economics", where we might say it with initial /i/ in one sentence, /E/ in
> > >> the next......
> > >
> > >
> > >I have free variation between [iDr=] & [ajD=r], near as I can tell.
> > >[ajD=r] is more common, but I do occasionally say [iDr=]. With
> > >"economics", I pronounce that consistently with /E/.
> > >
> > I consistantly say [aiD@] now, after variating between [aiD@] and
> > [i:D@]. I vary [naiD@] and [ni:D@] though, saying [ni:D@] more oftenly.
> > 'Economics' is always with an /'E/, and 'economy' always with a /@/.
> > My older syster always says [(n)aiD@]. My younger siblings always say
> > [(n)i:D@]. I think the standard in Melbourne is 'whichever you want'.
> > I'm from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
> Hmm... "neither" is the same as "either", for me, although [iD=r] is
> more common than [niD=r] with relation to their diphthongal
> 'Economy' can be with [E] or [@], depending.
> If we're talking about pronouncation of English words, I realized today
> that one of my friends consistently says "anything" ['&nITin], whereas I
> consistently have [&n'iTIN]. Just thought I'd mention. Again, I'm in
Sorry, I just realized - these should be ['EnITIn] and [En'iTIN], sorry.
That's what I get for pounding out a message like this too quickly.