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Re: THEORY: Re : THEORY: Connolly: Interpreting ergative sentences

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 20, 1999, 20:59
Steg Belsky wrote:
> > In 8th grade my english teacher attempted to convince me that the name > "Charles" has only one syllable. She said that pronouncing it [tSarl=z] > with a syllabic L was "incorrect" and meant that i have an "accent"
Hmm, I find the cluster [rl], when pronounced in the same syllable, impossible, I also make two syllables out of "world" ([worl=d]), Karl ([karl=]). The only way I can have [rl] is if they're in different syllables, as in "Arlo" ([arlo])
> But don't all Americans say it that way, anyway?
I don't know if *all* Americans say it that way, but it's definitely more widespread than just New York. -- "[H]e axed after eggys: And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude not speke no Frenshe ... And then at last a nother sayd that he woulde haue hadde eyren: then the goode wyf sayd that she vnderstood hym wel." -- William Caxton ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor