Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 16:59|
On Tue, 9 Jul 2002 17:18:20 +0100 Barbara Barrett
> > > > John Jotted;
> > > > Well, the simple fact that there isn't any minimal pair
> > > > /T/ and /D/,
> Barbara Babbles;
> I'm sure that these qualify;
> sooth /su:T/ and soothe /su:D/
> although "sooth" is pretty archaic nowadays, however,
> these get pretty close to a minimal pair;
> Bath /baT/ and Bathe /beID/
> with /wIT/ and width /wIdD/-
You actually pronounce "width" /wIdD/?
I've always as far as i remember pronounced it /wIT/, as a homophone with
Actually, in elementary school i got in trouble with my teacher during a
homophone/homonym project for pointing out that "our" can be homophonous
with both "hour" and "are", depending on whether you're pronouncing it
[&wr=] or [ar]. I generally use the [ar] version, myself.
"i want to be a baal shem when i grow up. that would be so cool."