Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth
|Date:||Saturday, July 13, 2002, 7:00|
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From: "Nihil Sum" <nihilsum@...>
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: Thorn vs Eth
> >>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 hardtime
> >>pronouncing /sT/.
> I do.
> fifth /fIfT/
> sixth /sIksT/
> Now here's a weird one: almost everyone I know (self included)says"eighth"
> like /eitT/, while on TV I sometimes hear /eiT/. More of an "eight-th"than
> an "eigh-th". An extra /t/ sound! It makes sense though, because the wordis
> "eight" + "th".
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/