Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 18:28:48 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: supervisor/coupon
How about "assume"? I think I have it there, as a general rule. But as for
"suture," it's a puzzlement, if not a bona fide vexed question.
No. They're both [u] for me. I thought about "suture" earlier today as
one that I could *almost* pronounce with [ju] but then decided that I don't.
What is it about the s words that makes them different for me? I have [ju]
in many, many other words. Cats [mju] while cows [mu]. I sometimes find
doggy [du] in the [dju] on the grass. I read the [njuz]. Today is [tjuzdI].
I sometimes remember to use the [kjupanz] I've clipped. Etc.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)