[Spellyans] Further to "box", & then "desk"

Eddie Climo eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Oct 11 06:30:41 IST 2010


  Williams 2006 shows a short vowel not just for  UCR 'desk', but also  
for fresk, hesk, lesk, mesk.

I can't imagine anyone pronouncing any of these with a looooooong vowel.

Eddie Foirbeis Climo
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On 11 Hed 2010, at 00:22, A. J. Trim wrote:
> Should SWF <desk> "a desk" have a long or short vowel? The MAGA  
> pronunciation guide says that the vowel is long before <-sk>, but  
> UCR gave this as short.
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