USAGE: intrusice 'p's (WAS: Re: CHAT: Chomsky (Was Re: ALERT: Chomsky Giving a Talk on Language Creation?))
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 8, 2004, 17:31|
Quoting John Cowan <cowan@...>:
> BTW, your spelling "Chompsky" is interesting as showing the regular
> English sound-change /ms/ > /mps/ that has actually added a "p"
> to "Thompson" (Tom's son). (Hi, Chlewey!)
I'm aware of the phonetic rationale for sticking a [p] into clusters like 'ms'
and 'mt', but personally I've always found the resultant [mps] and [mpt]
sequences harder to pronounce than the original [ms] and [mt]. As a result, I
tend to be saying things like ['Emti] ... which probably what my head is since
I'm posting on English pronunciation. In my defense, I _did_ mark it
with 'USAGE:', however.