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 appletree."
> 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...).