Re: YAEPT (was Re: Stress and consonants)
|Date:||Thursday, October 26, 2006, 1:18|
li [Doug Barr] mi tulis la
> Interesting! I know that in some Canadian dialects, including my own
> if I'm speaking in a relaxed way, there's often an epenthetic 't'
> sound inserted between 'l' and 's' - so words like "Wilson" and
> "else" sound like "Wiltson" and "eltse." Haven't observed enough yet
> to know if it's universal or just after a stressed vowel, but I have
> noticed it, and American friends have commented on it...
There are a lot of Americans that say "elts" also. It's one of those
pronunciations that annoys me, about as much as "ax" for "ask".