Friday, May 9, 2014

yod dropping and syllable structure

n: menu, sinew, continue, annual

menu MEN-u
sinew SIN-ew
continue con-TIN-ue
annual ANN-u-al
innuendo INN-u-endo

l: soluble, deluge, volume

soluble SOL-u-ble (vs solution)
deluge DEL-uge (vs delusion)
volume VOL-ume (vs voluminous)
value VAL-ue

matthew MATTH-ew

d+ unstressed u: adulate, educate
t + unstressed u: temperature, caricature

Affrication takes place in the latter set.

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