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Re: CHAT: "correctness" and syllabification

From:Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <ira@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 20, 1999, 21:29
On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Ed Heil wrote:

> I would pronounce "Charles" as one extremely long syllable (those two > liquids and the voiced fricative really draw out the sonorance!). > > It certainly takes the amount of time that one might take to > pronounce a two-syllable word, but in my own (fairly generic Midwest > American) dialect it's only got one syllabic nucleus. > > [tSarlz]
Mine is [tSA:@lz] and takes the same amount of time as "Charlie". The @ is not really a vocalic shwa, but an intermediate closing of the mouth between the vowel and the liquid; a shwa-like semivowel, if you like. I picked up most of the English pronunciation that I use now in Salisbury (the one in Wiltshire, not in Rhodesia), strongly overlaid with Canadian and our recent week in London. Irina Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) (English) (Nederlands)