YAEPT Re: [CONLANG] Langmaker down since January?
|From:||And Rosta <and.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 12, 2008, 17:55|
Tristan McLeay, On 10/06/2008 14:43:
> On 10/06/08 19:33:27, MorphemeAddict@WMCONNECT.COM wrote:
>> In a message dated 6/10/2008 02:53:01 AM Central Daylight Time,
>> conlang@CASSOWARY.ORG writes:
>>> Now, I assume that "chassis" is [S&sI] in the singular and [S&sIz]
>>> the plural. ... so, is thesis/theses are [s z] minimal pair, making
>>> [Ti:sIs] and [Ti:sIz] ? or are theses/chassis(pl.) not really
>>> for them?
>> I say and hear [tS&si:] and [tS&si:z], which is different from
>> (I hope I got the symbols right. I'm not used to using them.)
> But then you clearly don't speak (possibly conservative) RP. I know
> there exist dialects in which "parted" and "partied" are homophones. My
> question was directed solely at people who know anything about them.
I don't know exactly the answer to your question, but I do optionally realize
weak /i/ as [I] in closed syllables, and for me the second vowel in _theses_ is
strong /i:/, realized [i], rather than weak /i/, realized [I]. So _fleecies_,
the plural of _fleecy_, is not a perfect rhyme for _theses_.