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Re: 'mispronunciation' of "engelang" (was: Introduction)

From:Larry Sulky <larrysulky@...>
Date:Monday, April 6, 2009, 16:22
On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 5:27 AM, Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <> wrote:

> > "Melk" is fully dissyllabic). So > it's not just a Western feature. Why do you think it is? > > Note however that the epenthetic vowel does not appear in all cases. I've > noticed for instance that "hart" and "hert" are usually monosyllabic, as is > the lastname "Pelt". So the epenthetic vowel doesn't seem to appear when > the final consonant is /t/, even in dialects that normally have a strong > epenthetic vowel. > -- >
The points of articulation of /l/ and /k/ are much farther apart than those of /l/ and /t/. Maybe that's why.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>