Date: Sat, 5 Mar 1994 08:26:24 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: /lIngwIstIks/ > I say /lI/ before the velar nasal. Years ago I used to fight with > students who transcribed /i/ instead of /i/ in -ing constructions. > They insisted they said /i/. Ah memories. Way back when I was first introduced to transcription, my transcription of "linguistics" on a test was marked wrong (the transcription was of our own speech, btw, not of somebody else's). Not usually one to protest a teacher's judgment, I did go up after class to inquire about that one since I thought surely it was just a careless mistake on his part -- that nobody could really have [I] instead of [i] in that first syllable. I still can't manage to make my vocal apparatus come out with an [I] there. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]