Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 13, 2002, 20:39|
In a message dated 07/13/2002 01.14.11 AM, kendra quotes & types ('spite
kitty-attack handicappin' o' typin' skills ::cue: "Kitten On the Keys":: :)
>> I prounouce it /ei?T/, with a glottal stop. I someimes even pronounce it
>> /ei?tT/. I pronouce sixth as /sIksT/, and I pronounce sixths as /sIkTs/ As
>> you can see, 4 consonants was too much for me, and I dropped the first /s/
Back once upon a time in high school, in my rough'n'ready circle of
fiendish friends there was a guy with the amazing name of "Buzz Aldrin
Zzyzxx." Very few of us could wrap our tongues around his Czech (?) last
name. We nicknamed him "Buzzie-Six," or just called him "Six" for short.
>I either say that or /sIksDz/ if I'm trying to be really clear. Inoticesomepeople
>say "eights" when talking about fractions, as in "five eights" instead of
> "five eighths," dont' think I've heard any other numbers usedl ike thatthough.
Hmm... I wonder if "five eights" is more American and if other
English(es) speakers do this too?
I personally prefer "five eighths" as "five eights" sounds more like
verbal shorthand for an address to me.
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