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CONLANG Digest - 6 May 2001 to 7 May 2001 (#2001-128)

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <zsau@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 8, 2001, 6:35
>> Very few people IME have [iDr=] ~ [ajD=r] in free variation, unlike >> "economics", where we might say it with initial /i/ in one sentence, /E/ in >> the next...... > > >I have free variation between [iDr=] & [ajD=r], near as I can tell. >[ajD=r] is more common, but I do occasionally say [iDr=]. With >"economics", I pronounce that consistently with /E/. >
I consistantly say [aiD@] now, after variating between [aiD@] and [i:D@]. I vary [naiD@] and [ni:D@] though, saying [ni:D@] more oftenly. 'Economics' is always with an /'E/, and 'economy' always with a /@/. My older syster always says [(n)aiD@]. My younger siblings always say [(n)i:D@]. I think the standard in Melbourne is 'whichever you want'. I'm from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Tristan


Robert Hailman <robert@...>[naiD=r @kOn@mi]...