[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] Re: Minimal pair for English /t ͡ʃ/ vs. /tʃ/

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 29 12:02:52 EDT 2017


That's a different phonemic contrast, though for many speakers "nacho",
"not show", and "not yo" are all roughly homophonous (especially in rapid
speech).


On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:50 AM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY
RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

> Nacho vs not yours, as in "Quit bogarting the salsa, them nacho corn
> chips!"
>
> >
> > I do like "nacho" vs. "not show".
> >
> > Mark, who also likes nachos...and noshes
> >
> > On Mar 28, 2017 1:29 PM, "Ben Zimmer" wrote:
> >
> >
> > There's also "ratchet" vs. "rat shit", which is no good either, I
> suppose.
> > In a sci.lang discussion some years ago, Nathan Sanders suggested "the
> catchy titles" vs. "the cat she titles". Or how about "nacho" vs. "not
> > show", as blogged by Neal Whitman?
> >
> > Caution-https://literalminded.wordpress.com/2006/01/10/i-love-not-shows/
> >
>

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