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Re: Droppin' Ds

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Friday, September 22, 2000, 5:57
>So, in a case like, for example, maestro, the <s> would be preserved?
Yes, if I decide to keep that rule (i'm being open to suggestions). The main reason I didnt want to drop all esses is to be able to keep a distinction between singular and plural (and make it obvious, without going the Italian route for instance, which i dont like very much)
> > > >Okay. Not naturalistic, I think, but you don't seem to be aiming for >that, so doesn't really matter, I guess.
Indeed ;)
> > > >Well, personally, I don't really like /s/ in word-final position that >much, which is part of the reason I made that suggestion. Hmm, perhaps >word-final /s/ can become /T/? :-) /loT ombreT son feliTeT/ (if you >use a Castilian pronunciation of <z>). Hmm, I like the sound of that. >:-) know, this may solve my problem of keeping the -s as the marker for plurals.......just pronounced as /T/. Also, it helps move the sound of it away from being too "Spanishy"(at least sounding too much like Latin American Spanish). From your example, it softens words up quite a bit. And i've always thought pronouncing c and z as /T/ in Castilian as novel.