Re: CHAT of vests & tortoises (was: Spelling pronunciations)
|From:||Estel Telcontar <estel_telcontar@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 10, 2004, 3:28|
Ray Brown ha tera a:
> John Cowan wrote:
> > Ray Brown scripsit:
> > > again /@'gejn/ or /@'gEn/ (so also with _against_)
> > > ate /ejt/ or /Et/
> > I have only /@gEn(st)/ and /ejt/. /@gejn(st)/ seems British to me,
> It may well be - and not all Britishers use it, but it is common.
I (Canadian) can say either /@'gejn(st)/ or /@'gEn(st)/, I think, but
I'd be more likely to use /E/. Last year I did a linguistics study
that used the frame sentence "say X again", and I noticed that at least
one of my (Canadian) subjects switched between /ej/ and /E/ in "again".
In fact, they realised they were doing so, and actually thought that
might be the purpose of the study! (It wasn't. It was about Canadian