Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 11:29:36 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Ornery Kathleen
My eight-year-old girl pronounces her friend Ashley's name as ASH-uh-lee.
What's happening with these epenthetic schwas?
My two-year-old daughter inserts a schwa to avoid naking /g/ or /k/
contiguous with a following /d/. She gets excited everytime we pass a
[m[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]gxdanxlz] ([AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] = ash, x = schwa). Her happy meal yesterday had a toy she
calls [ranxld + m[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]gxdanxld]. But then she likes to eat macajoonie and
cheeze and begs to use her teethbruss.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu