[Ads-l] Fixing "ng" and "nk" endings

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 21 20:59:27 EST 2019


> On Jan 21, 2019, at 8:21 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> We've discussed this before.  Both forms exist in spoken American English.
> In my Inland Northern speech, the vowel is short.
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> Herb

Ditto in my New York speech. As Herb says, we’ve discussed this in the past, and most of us agree that the vowel in question being given as [I] is not an “error”, although I’ll take it on credit that the [i] pronunciation is also possible for some.

LH
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> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 6:59 PM Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>> There is a common dictionary error showing a short vowel prior to "ng" and
>> "nk" word endings when they actually are pronounce "long"
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0hyN-0Z5ic    The free converter at
>> truespel.com fixes this.
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>> Tom Zurinskas,
>> Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 16
>> truespel phonetics free converter and  tutorials - http://truespel.com
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