Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 21:02:50 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: supervisor/coupon
I was wondering about 'insular' (for me, it CAN start out the way 'insolent'
does, but it can also have the [...syu...] in it) or 'consular'. Those seem
more likely candidates than the ones with second-syllable stress (assume,
consume), although I'm pretty sure I hear 'consyoomer' at least as often as
'consoomer'. What's interesting is that it clearly isn't a phonological or
"low-level" phonetic constraint, since I have no trouble (nor, I assoom, does
Did he [KISyu]?
Doesn't that just [pIsyu] off?