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Re: Questions about Schwa and Stress

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Monday, October 15, 2001, 11:09
From: "Jim Grossmann" <steven@...>
> It's also how we almost always pronounce the "e" as in "the." Oh, sure, > in melodramatic or high-fallutin' readings, we might say "THEE apple
> But in everyday speech, it's more like "thuh apple tree."
"thuh cat" maybe, but before words with initial vowels like "apple" I'm only familiar with <the> as [Di] or possibly [DI] (I've been noticing a lot of final [i] > [I] lately...). *Muke!