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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. I
>say "eights" when talking about fractions, as in "five eights" instead of > "five eighths," dont' think I've heard any other numbers usedl ike that
though. 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.
>( please pardon mt yping, cuddly kitten is attacking me)
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