Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 12:38:01 +0000
From: Aaron Drews aaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LING.ED.AC.UK
Subject: Re: Wednesday with a [d]
On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, David A. Johns wrote:
}At 04:20 PM 11/12/97 -0700, you wrote:
} The ordinary pronunciation of Wednesday in Ireland (both in
} Republic and in Ulster) retains the [d] as an unreleased consonant,
} followed by a vocalic [n]: Ulster [wEdnzde], Republic [wEdnzdi].
}Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. The friend who
}pronounces the first [d] grew up in West Virginia, but her father is
}from Ulster and her mother from Scotland.
The [d] is also pronounced here in Scotland, so she probably heard
it from both of her parents.
Aaron E. Drews http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~aaron
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