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.
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.
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.