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 --- Muke Tever <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > 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...)

/h&Us/ /'h&UzIz/
but /k@mp'pjut@ m&UsIz/ for those of us who make a
distinction from /br&Un mAIs/

of course, you get the intrusive /I/ but otherwise
you'ld find yourself saying /h&Uzz=/ or something . .
.

bn

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bnathyuw | landan | arR
stamp the sunshine out | angelfish
your tears came like anaesthesia | phèdre

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