Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 22:04:56 -0500 From: Charles F Juengling 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 > consonants dropped: > > 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?) Fritz Juengling > 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 >