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.