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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
<barbarabarrett@...> writes:
> > > > John Jotted; > > > > Well, the simple fact that there isn't any minimal pair > between > > > > /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 "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. -Stephen (Steg) "i want to be a baal shem when i grow up. that would be so cool." ~heathey


Barbara Barrett <barbarabarrett@...>
Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>