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Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth

From:Kendra <kendra@...>
Date:Saturday, July 13, 2002, 8:13
> I prounouce it /ei?T/, with a glottal stop. I someimes even pronounce it > /ei?tT/. I pronouce sixth as /sIksT/, and I pronounce sixths as /sIkTs/ As > you can see, 4 consonants was too much for me, and I dropped the first /s/
I either say that or /sIksDz/ if I'm trying to be really clear. I noticesomepeople say "eights" when talking about fractions, as in "five eights" instead of "five eighths," dont' think I've heard any other numbers usedl ike that though. ( please pardon mt yping, cuddly kitten is attacking me) -Kendra -- Vade Mecum (comic)