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Re: Paths etc

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 2:30
Perfectly unremarkable around here.  In fact,  "clothes" and "close"
were included as examples of homophones when we were taught that
concept in school.

On 8/6/07, T. A. McLeay <conlang@...> wrote:
> Henrik Theiling wrote: > > Hi! > > > > R A Brown writes: > ... > >> IME /Ts/ and /Dz/ maintain their individual sounds. > >> ... > > > > Hmm. I think I should try to pronounce that differently then. Or > > simply start a new dialect. I think it started with 'clothes' which > > probably ends more like -/Dz/. > > In fact, the first pronunciation in the dictionary is usually some > equivalent of /klouz/. For my part, and based on the experience of those > around me, the most common pronunciation does have a /D/ and the > /D/-less pronunciation the dictionary prefers actually sounds as > weird/sloppy as pronouncing "paths" without the /D~T/. (Actually, having > learnt the "standard" pronunciation lacks the /D/, I began omitting it > for a few brief while, and it was noticed and criticised.) > > -- > Tristan. >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>