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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. Paul


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