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Re: Insult (jara: Weekly Vocab 8)

From:Joseph Fatula <fatula3@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 2:01
From: "David Barrow" <davidab@...>
Subject: Re: Insult (jara: Weekly Vocab 8)

> I meant in the spelling. For example above you have [w@zn] as wuzzen
> with n= dj@ you have india; final |en| versus initial |in| why have
> spellings?
Ah, now I understand. Final [n=] is common enough that I have several options in spelling it. "button", "mitten", and "Latin" are all -[?n] words, so |on|, |en|, and |in| could be ways to spell final [n=]. Initial [n=] just doesn't happen, so spelling it is more of a problem.
> [dj] ?
As I mentioned earlier, we don't want something that would phonemically be /dj/, as that is realized as [dZj] in my accent.
> Is there no word in in your accent where [A] has |a| in the spelling?
Nothing comes to mind, but I'll think about it.