[Ads-l] _beyond_

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun May 29 21:29:32 EDT 2016

> On May 29, 2016, at 6:29 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 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_.

Mebbe so, but do you pronounce "uh-oh" or "unh-unh" (the negative one, not to be confused with the glottal-stopless "uh-huh") without one?  Or do you just avoid both?  (I don't have one in "beyond" and don't recall hearing it from others, but I might have missed it.)  


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