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Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 13:39
On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 23:10, tim talpas wrote:

> But I think even still, I'm under the impression that even Linguistically > impaired english speakers percieve a difference between /T/ and /D/, in > initial and final positions, even without functional minimal pairs.
Maybe I'm odd, but I couldn't.
> I think the "with" example may be a result of the first point... > > "with it" [wID It]... but "with hat" [wIT h&t] > > > # All other "th" is /T/. > # > # (Anglophones, I'd be interested to hear of exceptions.) > # > > without [wITaUt]
'Without' is just like 'with' in that usage varies. I say /w@D{ot/, for example. Tristan.