Ray Brown wrote at 2004-04-09 18:49:56 (+0100) > On Friday, April 9, 2004, at 01:25 AM, Tim May wrote: > [snip] > > A final /D/ after a short vowel is extremely unusual in English and > > the natural pronunciation of |eth| is surely /ET/. > > Eh? 'with' /wID/ seems _very_ common and usual to me. /wIT/ I've > encountered only in Scots English. Certainly in southern England & > Wales it's /wiD/ and IME this pronunciation is pretty common in > other anglophone areas. Yes, of course. I'm aware of "with", and I pronounce it as you do. What I meant by "unusual" is that it's the only example I can think of. The point I was trying to make is that there's no orthographic convention to represent final /D/ in these situations; <with> is the exception, and is presumably able to survive as such precisely because it's a common word.