Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 1 16:13:39 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 10:39 AM,  <RonButters at> wrote:
> In a message dated 4/1/09 9:15:52 AM, db.list at PMPKN.NET writes:
>> In my observation, "natural pronunciation" usually means "the way *i*'d
>> intuit it".
> That's why I said "seems unnatural to me" to pronounce "Labov" with a final
> stressed /o/.
> We all know that "Bucket" can be pronounced as a homonym of "bouquet"

Or "Butters" as /bu'tey/.

Mark Mandel

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