YAEPT: Voiceless TH in whether, worthy (w as: UT F-8 Test: z h ōng guó ( � ���), 한궄,)
|From:||Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 11, 2006, 11:32|
Den 11. nov. 2006 kl. 06.57 skrev Arthaey Angosii:
> My mother pronounces "worthy" as [wr\=Ti]. I wonder if she devoices
> the TH in "whether" or "weather"... Does anyone know if voiceless-TH
> "worthy" is a dialect thing, or if it's just an idiosyncrasy of my
> mom's idiolect?
Sorry, but I just wonder what phonetic notation system we are using
on the list. X-SAMPA?
What dialect is your mother using?
I was taught in school to pronounce th in worthy unvoiced, but voiced
in weather and whether. I certainly have heard worthy with a voiced
th later, which is correct according to Webster. Maybe my teacher had
a British leaning.