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YAEPT: uu/ii (< Quick Latin pronunciation question)

Date:Monday, May 26, 2008, 13:34
> [] On Behalf Of Tristan McLeay
> I think he actually address that to me. I was not aware anyone > pronounced "vacuum" in any way other than with two syllables and it > hadn't really occurred to me that it was possible (because in my speech, > /u\:/ is retracted slightly before vowels --- reflecting the more > centralised POA of the epenthetic [w] added).
Yes, [v{.kjum] but "continuum" would have an extra syllable [k@n.tIn.ju.@m].


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>