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  • Matej Klimes
    Excellent examples, Simon..... Matej ... From: Simon Vaughan To: Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 10:28 PM
    Message 1 of 7 , Jul 29, 2001
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      Excellent examples, Simon.....

      Matej
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Simon Vaughan <rachelandsimon@...>
      To: <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 10:28 PM
      Subject: Re: [Czechlist] 'n'


      > > I certainly wasn't going to stress any of those three letters for
      > > emphasis, forgive me.......
      >
      > Evening, Matt 'n' Jamie!
      >
      > I think we're talking at cross purposes. My original point was that the
      > weak pronunciation of 'and' in M&R was nothing unusual; that this is how
      > 'and' is normally pronounced, unless the sense of the phrase requires it
      > to be stressed.
      >
      > We can make the following distinctions:
      >
      > 1.
      >
      > - Excuse me, do you do M&R?
      > - Do we look like a bloody sex shop?
      >
      > M&R - /em@na:(r)/ (primary stress on the third syllable, secondary stress
      > on the first; @ = the nondescript second vowel in 'given')
      >
      > 2.
      >
      > - I'm a member of the MNR.
      > - What, the Mozambique National Resistance?
      >
      > MNR - /emena:(r)/ (fairly even stress)
      >
      > 3.
      >
      > - Tell me, Bert, do you prefer the letter M or the letter R?
      > - Er, well actually, Ernie, I like both M *and* R.
      >
      > M and R - /emaenda:(r)/ (stress on the second syllable; ae = the vowel in
      > 'bad')
      >
      > Sime 'n' Vaughan
      >
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