Word-initial glottal stops (was: Re: Repr. Boreanesian (was:...))
|From:||James Campbell <james@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 11, 1998, 11:54|
<snip glottal discussion>
Brad Coon eskri"rema":
> Per my accoustic phonetics class at U of Chicago, all vowel initial
> words in English are actually glottal stop initial. And so they seem
> to be in my Northern Indiana dialect. Sure would like to see a lot
> more data before I would accept that as an English universal (as in
> Nik's example).
Aeons ago on the list, someone (possibly Mark or ~mark) mentioned that they
had two friends with the same vowel-initial name, and that they
differentiated by pronouncing one's name with a glottal stop and the
other's without (e.g. /?an@/ vs /an@/).
I still can't do it myself.
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