Re: CHAT: On the term 'engelang'
|From:||And Rosta <a-rosta@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 16, 2002, 0:32|
> And Rosta wrote:
> >Nik Taylor
> > > And Rosta wrote:
> > > > So once you realize that "engelang" is a compound -- i.e. once you
> > > > know its origin -- you know to read "enge" as according to the
> > > > orthographic conventions of independent words.
> > >
> > > What's the intended pronunciation? /EndZleN/? To me, it's ambiguous
> > > whether there should be a schwa or not.
> >First syllable of "engineered" plus first syllable of "language";
> >actual phonemes as per your own accent (-- is word-final /aN/ not
> >possible in your accent?).
> Surely the first syllable of "engineered" is simply /En/?
Rather than enter into a debate about syllable boundaries, let me
rephrase what I said as "monosyllabic initial clipping of 'engineered'
plus monosyllabic initial clipping of 'language'". That we can't