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Re: þe_getisbyrg_adres

From:Tristan Mc Leay <kesuari@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 3, 2004, 20:27
On Tue, 2004-08-03 at 22:10, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 05:15:11PM +1000, Tristan Mc Leay wrote: > > My problems with it are that it doesn't note stress... > > Right. At first I took the accents to indicate stress, but who > accents "November" on the first syllable? > > I don't see the value in removing the capitalization convention, either.
I don't necessarly see the point in keeping either, though :)
> > _To_ for 'to' but _pur_ for 'poor' strikes me as amazingly > > and unbelievably backward (historically the both represent the same > > vowel > > But in many modern dialects they no longer do so.
I know, but in those modern dialects (like mine), to has a u-vowel and poor an o-vowel.
> Also, I don't know if this was continuing your previous point or > starting a new one, but if the former - the word "to" has > no schwa in my 'lect. Except for set phrases in which it desyllabifies > to /t/, or morphs into unrecognizability (e.g. /gUn@/ for "going to"), it is > always /tu/, even when unstressed. So that's not a case of schwa > removal.
No, it wasn't. FM, /tu\/ is [t_h@] (except when morphed into unrecognisability etc.) in unstressed syllables, except before vowels, when it retains the [u\]... same as all similar words... ('you' comes to mind). -- Tristan Mc Leay <kesuari@...>