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Re: YEAPT: f/T (was Re: Other Vulgar Latins?)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 1:03
On 2/21/06, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Feb 2006 16:43:24 -0500, Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...> > wrote: > > >> half hearth > > > > I don't know any dialect of English where these two are a minimal pair, > > rhotic or non-rhotic. > > I have /hAf/ ~ /hAT/. In non-careful enough speech, I can have /A:f/ for > both of them.
Even if I spoke non-rhotically, that would make it /h&f/-/hAT/.
> >> infuse enthuse > > > > Ditto. [I] vs. [E]. > > I have, and quite often hear initial /I/ in both cases. Indeed, it's a > fairly general case IME that a lot of |in-| and |en-| words are found with > initial /In/. See also the frequent need to remind people of the > difference between |ensure| and |insure|.
Yup. I have a very lax, almost schwalike, [I] for both of those - except in careful speech, when "enthuse" gets a clear [E].
> >> sheaf sheath > > > > [f] vs. [D]. A minimal pair, but now [T] -> [f].
IMD the noun "sheath" has a [T]. The verb "sheathe" has a [D]. I thought that was universal, or as universal as anything is in English dialectology. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


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