Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 11:29:36 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]