Paisley's vowels

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri May 11 14:54:22 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
> 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, OrthoÎpist, and Philological Busybody
There goes life imitating art again.  Wish I'd thought of "tetraphthong"
(Gr +Gr, instead of Lat+Gr).
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