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 :)
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