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On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:49:26 +1000, Tristan McLeay 
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>Hey wait, in possibly conservative RP unstressed i/e is [I] and -y is
>... also [I], even when it's got inflexions after it. So "parted" and
>"partied" are homophones [pA:tId], yet "batted" and "battered" are not
>[b&tId] vs [b&t@d]. (I in Australian English distinguish [pa:4@d] and
>[pa:4id], but not batted/battered [b&4@d].)

So, if someone said, "A fool and his money are soon partied", a speaker of 
conservatory RP might not get it?

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>--
>Tristan.