Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 18:28:48 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: supervisor/coupon > Natalie: > 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]