|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 23:58|
Route, /rut/ vs /raUt/? Though I personally use them pretty
consistently with a semantic distinction, where /raUt/ is unmarked
while /rut/ is strictly for road names...
On 2/3/09, Roger Mills <romiltz@...> wrote:
> Mark Reed wrote:
>> I've learned a lot about português pronunciation.
>> I'm still confused
>> about the <ang> though. Is there a [N] anywhere, or
>> is it pronounced
>> the same as if it were spelled <ãg>?
> Judging from the replies, it appears to be free variation (or
> personal/dialectal idiosyncracy?) between [a~g] and [aNg]; probably in the
> latter the a is still nasalized, at least somewhat......(and I suspect even
> in the former, there might be an intrusive [N] as the velum closes for the
> The only real free variation in AmEngl. I can think if is "economic(s),
> economical" with initial [i] or [E], often in the same discourse. Other
> alternants, like "either" ['iDr=] ~ ['aiDr=] or "tomato" [t@'meyto ~
> t@'mAto] seem to be regional, maybe even class features.
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