Re: interesting SIL-document

From: D. Starner (
Date: Tue Feb 03 2004 - 18:39:16 EST

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    > So why not beh-ind, ah-ead, beeh-ive etc? Is there a good phonetic
    > reason?

    As a native speaker of English, because it is. I might yell be (breath) hind
    or be-f***ing-hind, never beh (breath) ind or beh-f***ing-hind. If I were
    emphasizing my words, it might be a (pause) head, but never ah (pause) ead.
    Beehive is a compound word, and would be pronounced as such.

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