Re: [tied] Re: pulcher

From: Che DeBarna
Message: 8822
Date: 2001-08-29

I've been to London lately and I was strangely surprised when I first heard this substitution of 'th' by 'f' in 'three' or (the city of) 'Bath', and in my opinion it is quite spread, at least in England.

>From: markodegard@...
>Subject: [tied] Re: pulcher
>Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 21:43:53 -0000
>Piotr writes:
> (now often ['nefju:] rather than ['nevju:])
>Not often: ALWAYS, at least in AmE.
>In certain non-stressed positions, [v] often seem to have reduced
>voicing, almost merging with [f], at least to my ear.
>There's also a class of BrE/Oz native-speaker that turns thorn
>(unvoiced th, as in 'thorn') into [f] (bathroom --> baffroom, death
>deaf, etc).

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