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Re: an + h (was: aquamarine demon (was <no subject>))

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>
Date:Sunday, November 25, 2001, 2:59
On Sat, 24 Nov 2001, Nik Taylor wrote:

> nicole dobrowolski wrote: > > what about the difference between pronouncing the article "a" as in > > "take" or "a" as in the vowel sound of "monkey"... is it completely > > random and arbitrary or is there some sort of logic behind it... > > I can't speak for you, but for me, /ej/ is used when it's stressed, "I > saw *a* monkey, not two", and /@/ is for when it's unstressed, "I saw a > monkey at the zoo"
Yeah, the /{i/ form is definately stressed for me, although I'd normally prefer to use `one' or `any' (depending on context). Also, /{i/ prevents linking/intrusive [r]s: [sO: ?{_ri mAnk] vs. [sO:r\@mAnki] (or [sO:r\=mAnki]). Tristan War doesn't prove who's right, just who's left. - BSD Games' Fortune


nicole dobrowolski <fuzzybluemonkeys@...>alas, those monkeys are not blue