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yeah (was Re: Moraic codas)

From:Tom Tadfor Little <tom@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 17, 2001, 0:54
>Andreas Johansson wrote: > >>Hm, I usually pronounce "yeah" something like [jE:_@]. Presumeably, I've >>picked up that from one group of native speakers or another - how does the >>rest of us pronounce it?
It's [j&:] for me. But when I see "yea" in a literary context (Elizabethan dialog, for example), I read it as [jE:@] or even [jei], something with relatively higher articulation. Do others make this distinction? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tom Tadfor Little Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Telperion Productions ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~