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Re: The Alphabet

Postby Sobekhotep » Wed 16 Dec 2009 6:38 am

Neqitan wrote:notice how <aCe> stands for /eɪC/ in "make, plague

My idiolect has [æ] in <plague> but I also hear many people pronounce it with [eɪ].
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Re: The Alphabet

Postby Talib » Wed 16 Dec 2009 7:07 am

Really? Rhyming with plaque? I've never heard that in my life...
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Re: The Alphabet

Postby dtp883 » Wed 16 Dec 2009 7:36 am

Like slag with a p [plæg]? To me it sounds like a really over exxagerated accent that a comedian would do or something like that.
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Re: The Alphabet

Postby Talib » Wed 16 Dec 2009 7:27 pm

Canadians have æ-tensing before /g/, so that's [sleəg] for me and might phonemically be /sleɪg/.
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Re: The Alphabet

Postby Sobekhotep » Thu 17 Dec 2009 6:59 am

Talib wrote:Really? Rhyming with plaque?

dtp883 wrote:Like slag with a p [plæg]?

Yup, that's how I say it. :)
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