wells at PHONETICS.UCL.AC.UK
Tue Jan 30 10:23:25 UTC 2001
Tony Glaser kindly forwarded me a posting from ads-l.
> In his Pronouncing Dictionary of 1990, J.C. Wells
>says under "schedule": "The AmE pronunciation with
>-sk is starting to be heard in BrE." It would be
>interesting to see what the second edition has to
>say about this change in progress
Easy! Consult the second edition. It has been on the market for nine months.
It reports that in the 1998 British poll /sk-/ was preferred by two-thirds
of the under-25 respondents. But for all age-groups combined it remains a
minority preference, with less than a third of the votes.
More at http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/poll98.htm and at
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