From: Philippe Verdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 03 2004 - 09:01:22 EST
From: "John Cowan" <email@example.com>
> Peter Kirk scripsit:
> > "U+F25A LATIN SMALL LETTER HENG" is probably not intended as an h-ng
> > combination but as h with a hook, probably a glyph variant of F222.
> It represents the English phoneme "heng", which is realized as [h]
> syllable-initially and [U+014B] finally.
Which words? "hungry", "hunger", "Hungary", "Henry" ? I don't know a
syllable-initial /h/ in English out of word-initial /h/... And even in that
case, I think this comes from contracted phonetic of fast or popular speech,
where there's an intermediate schwa between /h/ and /ng/ to detach the two
consonnantal phonemes even if the intermediate vowel is not pronounced.
May be I don't know English enough to find such example, or this is a matter of
pronunciation accents (American English?) with which I'm not used to, and that I
did not learn. Just curious...
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