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Re: USAGE: Schwa and syllabification

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Saturday, March 13, 2004, 6:37
On Friday, March 12, 2004, at 07:03 PM, David Peterson wrote:

> Joe wrote: > > <<Actually, the 'tt' is [?] :p>> > > Not unless you're Eliza Doolittle (or "li'il"). 
..or just generally British.
> It's pretty much a flap in English, I'd say. 
Not in Britain, it ain't. In fact, I think you'd have to look pretty hard to find the flap which, I understand, is common enough 'tother side of the Pond. I pronounce it [lItl=], which I'm sure And will consider old fashioned. The majority younger than about 50 tend to pronounce the |tt| as [?] and it's virtually universal in younger generations. Of course in the London area the 'dark l' has become [w] so the word sounds more like ['lI?U] - I'm probably not spot on with that last sound and no doubt And or Joe who are more familiar with 'Esturine English' will be more accurate :) Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760


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