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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. James +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + James Campbell + Zeugma: + + + Jameld: + +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++