Re: [tied] Re: pulcher

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 8810
Date: 2001-08-28

I know. Even in Britain some 80% of informants questioned by J.C. Wells preferred [-f-] in <nephew>, and that was more than a decade ago. Almost a century ago, Otto Jespersen wrote: "... and now some begin to say ['nefju] instead of the legitimate ['nevju]."
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From: markodegard@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 11:43 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: pulcher

Piotr writes:
<nephew> (now often ['nefju:] rather than ['nevju:])

Not often: ALWAYS, at least in AmE.