|From:||T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 0:22|
Henrik Theiling wrote:
> 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.)