White Flag -- "rythm", no vowel in

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Tue Mar 20 04:44:05 UTC 2012

On 3/19/2012 8:20 PM, Ronald Butters wrote:
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> Butters<ronbutters at AOL.COM> Subject:      Re: White Flag  -- "rythm",
> no vowel in
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>  This is not something that a linguist would say, really. It confuses
> spelling and pronunciation, for one thing. I think the schoolmarms
> and -masters  were thinking of the<y>  in "yes" as a "consonant,"

Interesting.  When I say it and think about what I'm doing "yes" sounds
like (exaggerated a bit) eee  eh sss.  [I need to learn an official way
of recording phonemes if I am going to hang around here.]
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