Powers that be students
|From:||Mat McVeagh <matmcv@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 4, 2002, 10:26|
>From: Joe <joe@...>
>On Saturday 02 November 2002 9:40 pm, you wrote:
> > > On the word 'stoopit', I guess that's an American way of making
> > > stupid, because they can't just do 'stoopid' because that's the normal
> > > pronunciation? The word seems to have essentially become 'stoopid'
> > > /stu;p@d/ here all the time, even though 'student' is still
> > My dialect doesn't have /stSu:d@nt/ at all. We say /stu;dent/, though
> > my case I pronounce the /t/ with aspiration, not as sloppily as to have
> > --> /tS/. This is similar to the way my little brother, when he was
> > learning to write, misspelled "tree" as "chree": because of the
> > of aspirated t-initial and American semivocalic r, he percieved it with
> > wrong phonemes. Anyway....
> > > Tristan.
> > Jake
>And over here, 'Student' is pronounced /stju:d@nt/ (or /stju:dn=t/ or
Where is over here? Britain? Some British people will say /'stjud@nt/, some,
myself included, will say /'stSud@nt/. In fact I'm sure the voicing starts
on the end of the affricate, before the vowel, so it sounds more like
/'stZud@nt/. (N.B. some variation for "-dent" as well, as Joe suggests.)
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