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

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 23 17:03:00 EST 2019


I've known since 1st grade 65 years ago that "ink" (~eenk) and "inn" (~in) have different vowels.  The spoken words at talking dictionaries verify this.  Yet the notation in dictionaries  is still wrong, and says the vowels are  both short.  Even when the attached spoken word is spoken differently.  Hear it at thefreeditionary.com.

Tom Zurinskas,
Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 14.
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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:59 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: Fixing "ng" and "nk" endings

> 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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