Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 12:38:01 +0000 From: Aaron Drews 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 }the }> 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 ===================================================================== ====== Aaron E. Drews Ph.D. Candidate +44 (0)131 650-3485 The University of Edinburgh fax: +44 (0)131 650-3962 Departments of Linguistics and English Language