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Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 13:12
On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 22:39, John Cowan wrote:
> Christophe Grandsire scripsit: > > > Well, the simple fact that there isn't any minimal pair between /T/ and /D/, > > A few: "thigh" vs. "thy" is the one usually given. But certainly the > functional load is very low, as shown by this model:
I once heard one even better (i.e. in words actually used, unlike 'thy'), but I can't remember it.
> Intervocalic "th" is /D/ except in words of Greek origin;
> (Anglophones, I'd be interested to hear of exceptions.)
Rhythm? Tristan.