Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Apr 6 14:53:11 UTC 2010

At 10:42 AM -0400 4/6/10, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>At 4/6/2010 10:28 AM, Amy West wrote:
>>>From the little that I understood of Damien Hall's analysis, I agree
>>that there's reasons for folks to ellide the /s/. I don't do
>>phonology/phonetics because I have a tin ear, but there seems to me
>>to be a different quality to the /i/ between the pronunciation with
>>the /s/ and the one without. Am I just fooling myself? (See mention
>>of the tin ear above.)
>I'm not a phonologist and have a tin ear, but I think my (vocal
>cords?) form the area around the /i/ in "fudgesicle" and "fudgeicle"
>differently also.  Perhaps due to different pause and stress.

Agreed.  Compare "lodge sickle" with "logical".


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