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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. Andreas