HF$IBBO:LIYM (?) -- (Parenthesis)

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Wed Sep 27 11:49:33 EDT 2000

Dear Ben,

Maybe you say "bus stop" with a glottal stop, or a pause, when you are
enunciating carefully for your sermons. But if you ask the ordinary people
at the bus stop, I don't think you will hear a pause, just a long S sound.
At least that's how I say it, unless I am trying to spell it out very
carefully, and I was brought up just down the road from you, at Wye, Kent,
so this is not a regional dialect thing.

Peter Kirk

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Crick" <ben.crick at argonet.co.uk>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: HF$IBBO:LIYM (?) -- (Parenthesis)

> On Tue 26 Sep 2000 (18:40:41 +0200), mc2499 at mclink.it wrote:
> > And in connected speech in English (ie spoken normally):
> >
> >     Bush showed a lot.
> >
> > There is a double $ going from Bush to showed. Try and say it with only
> > one and you end up with
> >
> >     Bush owed a lot.
> >
> > So, is there really no difference in pronunciation?
>  Well yes, there is. You put a glottal stop ('aleph or `ayin; or a Shewa)
>  between the last Sh of Bush and the first Sh of showed. The same thing
>  with the often spoken "Bus stop", which becomes "bus top" in lazy speech.
>  Handel's Messiah, our choir director insisted that we articulate "He
>  reign for 'ever and 'ever" with glottal stops, not by singing it "he
>  reign forever endeavour".
>  So do we say it Ha$:$iBBo:LiYM or HF$iBBo:LiYM ?  Does it matter?
>  Ba$$alom
>  Ben
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