Re: THEORY: derivation question
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 29, 1999, 16:21|
On Sun, 28 Mar 1999 22:12:55 -0500 John Cowan <cowan@...>
>> But where does the /f/ come from? Is it that final /xt/
>> becomes /:t/, but /x.t/ (in different syllables as in laughter)
>> becomes /f.t/, with /x/ shifting from velar to labiodental?
>AFAIK there's no accounting for which /x/ became /f/: laugh /f/,
>enough /f/, right /:/, laughter /f/.
>There are some dialects of English that replace final /T/ with /f/:
>math /m&f/, for example. Some speakers of this have learned
>the standard pronunciation, but hypercorrect in the word "trough"
>/trO:f/ and say /tro:T/ instead.
>John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
I always thought that "trough" is pronounced /trO:/, without any final
consonant. Then again, i don't come across many troughs around here :)
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