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"world" syllables

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Sunday, May 13, 2001, 3:02
From: "Nik Taylor" <fortytwo@...>
> Raymond Brown wrote: > > I remember one old timer in the village Church choir pronounced that last > > word disyllabically thus: /'wVr@ldz/ > > That's not normal? I say it /worl=dz/ or /wor@ldz/ (not sure which is > correct, but disyllabic at any rate), I never realized that that was not > normal ...
There's that hymn that's stuck in my head, the first line goes: thi-is i-is my fa-ther's world Of course you can't always trust the meter of hymns, especially since they all seem to monosyllabify "heaven", which is something I don't think I ever do. *Muke!


John Cowan <cowan@...>