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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' > > > 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 >/stSu;d@nt/. > > > > My dialect doesn't have /stSu:d@nt/ at all. We say /stu;dent/, though >in > > my case I pronounce the /t/ with aspiration, not as sloppily as to have >/t/ > > --> /tS/. This is similar to the way my little brother, when he was > > learning to write, misspelled "tree" as "chree": because of the >combination > > of aspirated t-initial and American semivocalic r, he percieved it with >the > > wrong phonemes. Anyway.... > > > > > Tristan. > > > > Jake > > >And over here, 'Student' is pronounced /stju:d@nt/ (or /stju:dn=t/ or >/stjudn=?/)
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.) Mat _________________________________________________________________ Surf the Web without missing calls! Get MSN Broadband.