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Re: p^ho'nemIts) 'englIS

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, June 24, 2004, 14:29
On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 01:39:14AM -0500, Nik Taylor wrote:
> Or, since /@/ doesn't exist in your proposal, to allow [@] as an > epenthetic vowel under certain conditions, thus ['nIs.tIts)]
Good idea! Heck, allow it between any pair of cosyllabic consonants, since you never know what kind of cluster might be problematic for Joe Random Speaker, with the caveat that [@]-introduced syllables don't count for purposes of determing stress. ['nIs.tI.t@s] would then be a legal pronunciation. Although a phonemic distinction between [@] and unstressed [I] is a tad close for my taste . . . -Mark