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Re: Orthography help needed

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Saturday, April 10, 2004, 19:16
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From: "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: Orthography help needed

> From: Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> > > On Friday, April 9, 2004, at 01:25 AM, Tim May wrote: > > > A final /D/ after a short vowel is extremely unusual in English and > > > the natural pronunciation of |eth| is surely /ET/. > > > > Eh? 'with' /wID/ seems _very_ common and usual to me. /wIT/ I've > > encountered only in Scots English. Certainly in southern England & Wales > > it's /wiD/ and IME this pronunciation is pretty common in other
> > areas. > > It's not clear to me which of the two is more common in > North America. I naturally use [wID], but I know I have > not infrequently heard [wIT] before. But I know I pronounce > "eth" as [ED], and have never heard it pronounced otherwise > by anyone else, either, linguist or not. >
That is, of course, how it is used in Icelandic. In OE, however, it would ahve been prnounce [eT], and that is one of the reasons I prefer 'eth' - it's more true to my native language, both pronounciation-wise and for consistancy.