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Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 5:22
On Wed, 2002-07-10 at 14:57, Robert B Wilson wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jul 2002 10:37:26 +1000 Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...> > writes: > > On Wed, 2002-07-10 at 02:54, Steg Belsky wrote: > > > You actually pronounce "width" /wIdD/? > > > > I do to. And I pronounce 'fifth' and 'eighth' with /tT/s. Why one is > > in > > 'eighth' is fairly clear. I'm guessing it only found it's way into > > 'fifth' to separate the /f/ and /T/. Or maybe I pronounce 'width' as > > /wItT/. I think perhaps there's no phonemic difference between /tT/ > > and > > /dD/. > I was wondering: is there anyone who actually pronounces sixth as /sIksT/ > like every dictionary I've seen says? For some reason I have a hard time > pronouncing /sT/.
Oh yes, that's another one I use the affricative /tT/ for. /sIkstT/. But normally (with the exceptions of the exceptions I've listed above). But other numbers, like 'twelfth' use /tT/ when referring to a fractional form and /T/ for the normal ordinal: one-twelfth /w6n tw{lftT/ versus[1] twelfth /tw{lfT/. I have no idea whether I invented this distinction or if I got it from someone else. (The distinction is iffy after an /n/, of course.) [1]: Is the use of 'verse' as a verb (a backformation of 'versus') common? I caught my 11-yo brother using it, among other people, and he was not even aware that 'versus' was spelt with a 'u'. Tristan.