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Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth

From:Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 5:19
Steg Belsky wrote:

> You actually pronounce "width" /wIdD/? > I've always as far as i remember pronounced it /wIT/, as a homophone > with "with".
I'm one of the width = /wItT/, with = /wID/ crowd. Sometimes people say /wIdT/.
> 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 have the careful articulation of "our" down as [{7@] in x-sampa and "hour" as [{Uw@] (the former is triphthongal while the latter is bisyllabic). Note that in the above [{] is actually [{_o] in all cases. The /{/ in the /{U/ diphthong is noticably lower than the /{/ in /h{t/. Adrian.