Mark A. Mandel
mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 11 13:29:21 UTC 2007
The Sage Hen writes:
Now that the unpleasant Ian Paisley is back on stage, we'll probably be
getting clips of his speech from time to time. I'm curious to know how a
word like "now" as spoken by him would be represented in IPS. It seems to
be a at least a tri- if not quadri -phthong. It makes me think of an
opal....it has so many sound elements in it.
And I thought I was just writing fantasy when I depicted "Dr. Whom" as
writing a paper titled "Sigmoid-F2 Tetraphthongs in Ailurin"!
-- Dr. Whom
Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoëpist, and Philological Busybody
a.k.a. Mark A. Mandel
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