[Ads-l] Minimal pair for English /t ͡ʃ/ vs. /tʃ/

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 28 21:45:30 EDT 2017

That works. Thanks.

But comparing, I note that the environments of the affricate in "catch it"
and "why choose" are somewhat different: word-final, closing the syllable
of a lax vowel, vs word-initial following a diphthong in an open syllable.
I can't tell offhand if this affects the /t͡ʃ/ significantly, though. Not
that either is better.

Mark, whose name contains no affricates. Or fricatives, for that matter.

On Mar 28, 2017 1:31 PM, "Gordon, Matthew J." wrote:

I always use "why choose" vs. "white shoes".

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