CHAT: "correctness" and syllabification
|From:||Ed Heil <edheil@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 20, 1999, 20:55|
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.
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Steg Belsky wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jul 1999 00:25:21 -0500 Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
> >Boy, am I happy that my highschool teachers were all either
> >linguisticly trained or linguisticly minded! That sounds like someone
> >trying to impose restrictions on the language that simply have never
> >existed, a la split infinitives.
> >Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
> In 8th grade my english teacher attempted to convince me that the name
> "Charles" has only one syllable. She said that pronouncing it [tSarl=z]
> with a syllabic L was "incorrect" and meant that i have an "accent", i
> don't remember whether she said Brooklyn or New York. But don't all
> Americans say it that way, anyway?
> And of course, there's "...to boldly split infinitives where none have
> been split before..."
> -Stephen (Steg)
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