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Pronouncing "HTML" (was: Results of Poll by Email No. 8)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, April 29, 2002, 5:10
On Sat, 27 Apr 2002 15:19:48 -0500 Danny Wier <dawier@...>
> > David (DigitalScream@aol) gets bonus points for being > funny with his (E) > > answer: "What the hell is an HTML? I understand it to be a > voiceless > > pharyngeal fricative, followed by a voiceless interdental > fricative, followed > > by a high, back, unrounded, tense vowel, followed by a velar > lateral of some > > kind. In fact, that could be a word in Arabic, almost... In that > case, yes, > > I do like Arabic. It was the first language I studied here at the > > university. Nothing but fond memories..." Been reading too much > linguistic books lately?
> LOL! That could be a word in Tech as well, but the initial H would > require > an ultrashort vowel to follow (I ripped off the Hebrew rule of > colored > schwas after laryngeals), so the word would have to be |hatml|. > ~Danny~
- Hmm... i have a habit of pronouncing "HTML" as the shorter two-syllable /hUtmAL/, with a somewhat /?/-afied /t/, somewhat rounded /A/, and velarized /L/. I also pronounce "www" /wUwUwU/. -Stephen (Steg) "mew"


Danny Wier <dawier@...>