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Re: Spelling pronunciations (was: rhotic miscellany)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Sunday, November 7, 2004, 0:58
On Sat, 06 Nov 2004 19:04:12 +0000, Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote:

> My dictionary says of the pronunciation /'wEskIt/
Really with an /E/? I'd've said /'wes:k1t/ (with an ambisyllabic /s/ -- I don't know the right symbol for that, but I've seen /p:/ used for the |pp| in |happy|, so I fugured "why the hell not?") more matches what I'm used to hearing, when I hear it, which isn't all that often. Paul


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>