Print

Print


> From: Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>
> I think the line between affricates and stop+fricative clusters is not
> a very sharp one.  If a drunk American hallucinates an attack by
> bats, they may yell something about [b&tS] (modulo dialectical
> variance) - which sounds an awful lot like [b&t_S] .

An example I remember from the phonology portion of Intro Linguistics was "catch it," which sounds very much like something found in the litter box when said rapidly. ;)

-- Paul