[Ads-l] _beyond_

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun May 29 07:50:14 EDT 2016

For "beyond" thefreedicitonary.com a golttal stop in place of the "y" as first pronunciation, but I hear all the speakers say the "y" in their pronunciation.  Truespel uses the y-glide between two consecutive vowels sounds, like the "y" in beyond.  But in the case of "beyond" the stress is on the second syllable so the ~y is doubled = ~beeyyaand .For "diet" the US speaker has a y-glide ~dieyit, the UK speaker does not ~die'itFor "chaos" the both speakers do not have a y-glide, but I tend to put one inFor "bayou" the written phonetics does not have a ~y , but all speakers say the ~y
I'd say it's more natural than not to slip in a y-glide or w-glide between consecutive vowels to maintain a consonant -vowel pattern.  That's my ~ieddeeyu (for "idea" US the speaker has a y-glide, UK not)
Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 


> Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 03:46:11 -0400
> From: hwgray at GMAIL.COM
> Subject: _beyond_
> Have you ever noticed that some speakers pronounce this word as "be yond,"
> in accord with the spelling, whereas other speakers pronounce it as "be
> ʔond," with a glottal stop, instead.
> As far as I can tell, this distinction is not conditioned by anything. Some
> people use the one and other people use the other, without regard to race,
> creed, color, previous condition of servitude, dialect, place of residence,
> or anything else.
> -- 
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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