YAEPT: OMFG I'm a mutant!!! (was Re: Advanced English to become official!)
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 3, 2005, 22:15|
On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 15:54:36 -0400, Damian Yerrick <tepples@...>
> True. An accented /@/ is pronounced /V/, as evidenced by the
> phonemic respellings in some English dictionaries published by
> Merriam-Webster dictionaries, which use the schwa symbol for
> both [V] and [@].
I seem to be at odds with the entire English-speaking world. Not only do I
distinguish /i\/ from /@/ (which apparently is unheard of in both American
and British dictionaries, but to my ear as clear as a bell in actual
speech on both sides of the pond), but I clearly have [V] for /V/, and
never [@]. A stressed /@/ in my lect is pronounced as whatever vowel it
was reduced from, which is almost universally reconstructable based on
English's lovely morphoetymological spelling, and a small measure of
knowledge of etymology.
On this subject (honestly, there's a connection if you dig for it), what
is the Hebrew pronunciation of the word anglicised |schwa|, or for that
matter the approved pronunciation in English speaking linguistics circles?
I flit between /Sv@/ and /SwA/, and several others.