[Ads-l] _beyond_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 29 18:29:39 EDT 2016

On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 7:50 AM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

That's surprising! Since I use the version with -y-, IMO, *that* should be
the primary pronunciation, needless to say. And I myself hardly ever hear
the pronunciation with glottal stop. I notice it primarily because I feel
the same way about the glottal stop in *American* English that other people
feel about _moist_.

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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