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 <tsela.cg@
> "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.