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by Fooge
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

How do you pronounce "length" and "strength? I pronounce them as "leength" and "streength". I've heard "laingth" and "straingth" as well as "lenth" and "strenth".
by Fooge
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

How do you pronounce "nightingale"? For me it phonemically has /n/ before the /g/ not /N/ because the "t" is pronounced as a glottal stop not a flap.
by Fooge
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Vengaboys - We're Going To Ibiza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfwNvfX5Aic

Why do they say "Ibiza" as "eebeetsa" in the song? Isn't "Ibiza" pronounce "eebeetha"?
by Fooge
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

How do you pronounce "picture"? I pronounce it like "pickcher" but I've often heard people say it like "pitcher".
by Fooge
Sun May 06, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Is it better to say "for you and me" than "for me and you"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2193

Is it better to say "for you and me" than "for me and you"?

I've heard that it's bad to put yourself first.
by Fooge
Wed May 02, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Northern Cities Vowel Shift. Which came first? TRAP rais
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

The Northern Cities Vowel Shift. Which came first? TRAP rais

Which occurred first in the NCVS? The raising of the TRAP vowel or the fronting of the LOT vowel? From what I've read there are disagreements among linguists as to which came first. Some say the NCVS is a pull shift caused by TRAP raising while others say it's a push shift caused by LOT fronting.
by Fooge
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Should "aviophobia" actually refer to fear of birds, not fly
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

Re: Should "aviophobia" actually refer to fear of birds, not

Wiktionary says that "aviophobia" perhaps comes from Frence "avion" whereas dictionary.com says that "aviophobia" perhaps comes from "aviation".

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aviophobia

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/aviophobia?s=t
by Fooge
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Should "aviophobia" actually refer to fear of birds, not fly
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

Should "aviophobia" actually refer to fear of birds, not fly

From Wikipedia: I manually moved the stuff over from aviophobia to here because fear of flying already had a history. I pointed out that aviophobia is 1)not plain English, 2)two syllables longer than fear of flying, 3)a terribly constructed, illegitimate Greek-Latin hybrid, 4)a word that (ignoring t...
by Fooge
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: A sixth pronunciation for the letter "x".
Replies: 33
Views: 6919

A sixth pronunciation for the letter "x".

A pharmaceutical company apparently is guilty of having created a sixth pronunciation for the letter "x". http://simplerspelling.tripod.com/SafetyCopy/arc16-3Q.html "aylexithymea" for "alexithymia" This unusual scientific word is unclear as to pronunciation, but need not be. The first problem is tha...
by Fooge
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

I've generally heard it /ɛsˈbɑɹoː/ from most Americans, but I suppose my pronunciation would be similar linguoboy's if I were called upon to pronounce it. (I'm a bit of a foodie, so it's not where I'd choose to get my pizza. :p ) /ɛsˈbɑɹoː/ "ess barro"? That's interesting. I can't remember ever hea...
by Fooge
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

How do you pronounce Sbarro the pizza place? I've heard / s@bAroU/ and /spAroU/.
by Fooge
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Re: How do you pronounce "crappie" the fish?

Traditionally it is pronounced /krApi/ [citation needed] I've never heard any other pronunciation of crappie except the one with /æ/--and it's a pretty common thing to fish for in the Upper Midwest. All dictionaries I've looked in give /krɑpi/ as the pronunciation of "crappie". I've never seen a di...
by Fooge
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

How do you pronounce "crappie" the fish?

Traditionally it is pronounced /krApi/ however /kr{pi/ is a common pronunciation nowadays due to spelling pronunciation and influence of the word "crap".
by Fooge
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "I like to ite, ite, ite iples and banienies" in a Canadian
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

"I like to ite, ite, ite iples and banienies" in a Canadian

How would the line of the children's song "I like to ite, ite, ite iples and banienies" be pronounced in a Canadian raising dialect?
by Fooge
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

For me, "poor" is /pOr\/, "cure" is /kj3`/ and "manure" is /m@.nu.r\=/.
by Fooge
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?
Replies: 31
Views: 6339

Re: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?

It still is, as the syllabification is different: sɪŋ.ər against ə.hɛd Are there other phonemic contrasts in English where this needs to be taken into account? Possibly? For instance, I have two different forms of /S/, but these are not different phonemes because their distribution is determined by...
by Fooge
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?
Replies: 31
Views: 6339

Re: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?

There's also the fact that the sounds [h] and [N] are represented differently orthographically. Allophones of a single phoneme tend to be represented the same way. The unaspirated p in "spin" and the aspirated p in "pin" are both represented with "p".
by Fooge
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?
Replies: 31
Views: 6339

Re: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?

Yeah. I don't think any linguists seriously consider the sounds as being allophones. They use them as an example of why phonemes can't be defined only by complementary distribution.
by Fooge
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?
Replies: 31
Views: 6339

Are the h and ng sounds allophones?

I've heard some say that the sound at the beginning and end of the word "hang" might be allophones. I don't think that's the case. Because people don't really perceive them as being the same sound.
by Fooge
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Kiln pronunciation

Does anyone say this word with two syllables "kill un"? I pronounce the "n" at the end of the word and just have one syllable but was wondering if anyone breaks it up as "kill un".
by Fooge
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Occurrence of spelling pronunciations
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Re: Occurrence of spelling pronunciations

Does anyone know of another English word with /ln/ in a coda? I can only think of the name Milne. FWIW, Wikipedia gives no rhymes. I'm quite happy to delete shwas in allegro speech most of the time, but I can't think of a single instance where I elide it between /l/ and /n/. Hmm. I wonder if anyone...
by Fooge
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Will singular "they" be as acceptable as "you" in formal Eng
Replies: 44
Views: 7242

Re: Will singular "they" be as acceptable as "you" in formal

I find myself reflexively using they to refer to people whose gender is unknown and to some people whose gender is known, without doing so consciously. (I will even refer to the same person with he or she and with they in the same conversation.) I do not do so to try to intentionally change languag...
by Fooge
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Znex wrote:Looks like I tend to elide the /t/ in that consonant cluster:
[tʰe̞ɪ̯s(t)s gʊd̚]
[tʰe̞ɪ̯s(t)s bæːd̚]
[tʰe̞ɪ̯s(t)s fɐ̃ni]
Looks like you have the bad-lad split. That's pretty universal in Australian English apparently. You're Australian and you have [e̞ɪ̯] rather than [æɪ̯] for the "FACE" vowel?
by Fooge
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 290296

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

How do you pronounce the following phonetically:

"tastes good"
"tastes bad"
"tastes funny"
by Fooge
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "Aunt" pronunciation in AAVE.
Replies: 1
Views: 791

"Aunt" pronunciation in AAVE.

AAVE speakers throughout the United States tend to pronounce it like New Englanders do. "Ahnt". This seems to be one thing that AAVE has in common with a Northern variety of American English. AAVE usually has things in common with the Southern variety of American English.