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Re: USAGE: writ [was Re: Here, *Here*, and There, *There*]

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Sunday, June 30, 2002, 19:36
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From: "agricola" <agricola@...>
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Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2002 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: USAGE: writ [was Re: Here, *Here*, and There, *There*]

> yscreus il Th. Weir: > > >Quoting agricola <agricola@...>: > > > >> Also, it'd be pronounced /wrItiN/. :) > > >What? In all my experience, a <writ> (as in "of habeas corpus") has >always been [rIt]; the onset cluster [wr] is complete disallowed for >me,
not surprisingly, since it flagrantly violates sonority contour >principles.
> > Different strokes for different blokes. Are you one of those [hw]less
people, too? Wot's a "sonority contour principle"? And how does it apply in this case?
> > I have both [wr] and [hw], for comparison. > Padraic. >
I (speaking some kind of Derivative of RP) pronounce <writing> /rajtIN/ and <what> /wOt/ or /wO?/, or even /wO_h/, depending what mood I'm in.