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From: "Robert B Wilson" <[log in to unmask]>
> > An interesting thing I noticed a while back: some -th final words in
> > my idiolect use /Dz/ in the plural, for example:
> >
> > Moth (/mAT/) - Moths (/mADz/)
> > Mouth (/mawT/) - Mouths (/mawDz/)
> >
> > But not all, for example:
> > Months (/mVnT/) - Months (/mVnTs/)
> > Breath - Breaths (/brET/ - /brETs/)
> >
> > I believe that the /T/-/D/ alternation is a rare phenomenon in my
> > idiolect.
>
> i think that this is fairly common.  i have /mAT/, /mADz/; /mawT/,
> /mawDz/; /mVnT/, /mVnTs/; and /brET/, /brETs/ in my idiolect also.

But it's not limited to /T D/.  I think this is similar to what gives us "wife ~
wives" and "knife ~ knives".  (I dont know if there are any /s z/ pairs
offhand...)

    *Muke!
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