Re: YAEPT: How you pronunce foreign place names
|From:||Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 1, 2007, 3:58|
On Jan 30, 2007, at 7:37 AM, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> 1. Who?
> 2. Why? I don't think the pronunciation of those words varies much in
> the Anglophonic world. -[ik] or maybe -[i:k]. Although "creek" has
> a local variant [kr\Ik] in many parts of the US, I don't think the
> shortening of the vowel extends to other -/ik/ words.
He said /klik/ is disallowed in his idiolect, so I wondered about
other /ik/ words. It turns out I had misunderstood his point and his
phonemics - he thinks of the vowel in <beak> et al. as /i:/, rather
> On 1/29/07, Eric Christopherson <rakko@...> wrote:
>> On Jan 26, 2007, at 6:49 AM, Kinetic wrote:
>> > Eric Christopherson wrote:
>> >> I'm not sure what you mean about <clique> -- is /kli:k/
>> > Nope, but /klik/ is, so rather than lengthen it, I change the
>> How do you pronounce things like <beak>, <creak>, <Greek>?
> Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>