Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 19:20:40 -0700
From: William King WFKING[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Re: ESL/forks to the right/pudding & pie?
Another factor could be that the addition of --and-- allows a single
syllable word to be pronounced as a trochaic foot once --and-- is
attached in the pronunciation. Salt and pepper, x and vinegar. Other
phonological/phonetic factors could come into play. A sequential move
from front to back / back to front or high to low / low to high places
of articulation should be favored, as would the positioning of voiced
stops internal and unvoiced stops at edge. Tall, dark and handsome.
These phrases are usually spoken as units with the --and-- reduced to the
If the [n] attaches too well to a proper name, it could distort it.
Fitch'n Abercromby sounds as if Abercromby had a problem. The store name
may have been alphabetically ordered as Abercromby & Fitch, but which
had the biggest share or was first, I don't know.
All said and done, the possibility of an [n] followed by an [n] is not
down and out.
Bill King SLAT Univ. of Arizona