Date: Tue Feb 03 2004 - 14:58:34 EST
Peter Kirk scripsit:
> John, your phonology isn't actually even reasonable. [eng] occurs
> intervocally in words like hanger, singing. Whether this is syllable
> initial depends on your analysis.
Fair enough; but hang-er, sing-ing *is* the conventional analysis. English,
generally speaking, defies the convention of preferring onsets to codas.
> There are minimal pairs at the
> syllable level between the British pronounciation of Birmingham (silent
> h, stress on first syllable only)
I think they say it that way in Alabama too, though they do not pronounce
it as a monosyllable. :-)
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