Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 22:04:56 -0500
From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: Pronounciation of ...
On Wed, 13 Sep 1995, Cynthia L. Moore wrote:
While we are on the subject of various pronciations (e.g., jewelry), I
thought I'd mention some English words with difficult to pronounce final
consonants. In the following, I commonly hear one or more of the final
twelfth, pron'd TWELF ("th" dropped)
I've never heard this pronunciation, but I have heard 'TWELTH' and 'FITH'
(5th). How many people out there say 'clothes' exactly as they say
'close'? (BTW, are there any 'tloze' speakers left anywhere?)
sixth, pron'd SIKST ("h" dropped)
months, pron'd MUNTS ("h" dropped)
wreaths, pron'd REEZ ("th" dropped)
Have other people noticed this? Maybe pronchick Rima Mc has.
Cindie Moore, Arlington, VA