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#13299 - 12/18/00 09:44 AM rare phoneme
wsieber Offline
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Surprisingly enough, even after a fair amount of reflection, I could not find a word that alliterates nicely with Tuesday i.e. which, in speech, has the same initial sound combination of consonant and vowel. Can anybody find one?


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#13300 - 12/18/00 10:27 AM Re: rare phoneme
maverick Offline
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To-use a liberty, Tuetonic?


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#13301 - 12/18/00 11:41 AM Re: rare phoneme
NicholasW Offline
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tubular, tutor, tumescent, tulip, Turing machine, tune...?

Or is there some non-standard aspect of your pronunciation which defeats these? (They work whether you say [tju:] or[tu:].)


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#13302 - 12/18/00 07:05 PM Re: rare phoneme
Father Steve Offline
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When the Moody Blues sing it, it comes out "Chewsday afternoon."




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#13303 - 12/18/00 10:17 PM Re: rare phoneme
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Father Steve comments: When the Moody Blues sing it, it comes out "Chewsday afternoon."

Yes! Which precedes yet another knight in white satin, no doubt.

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#13304 - 12/19/00 04:28 AM Re: rare phoneme
Bridget Offline
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"Chewsday afternoon."

Chewsday is of course the day you feed the parrots Polly-styrene. On other days they just get Polly-filler.


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#13305 - 12/19/00 06:07 AM Re: rare phoneme
NicholasW Offline
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I stand corrected, but my list still works whether it's pronounced with [tju:] or [tu:] or [tSu:], since if one is, they all are, n'est-ce pas?


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#13306 - 12/19/00 03:15 PM .
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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#13307 - 12/20/00 03:11 AM Re: rare phoneme
wsieber Offline
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Thank you for the examples, I agree that, as alliteration goes, they would all fit in (I pronounce "tju..", maybe with the exception of tumescent). What I forgot to mention: it should be a word (e.g adjective) that makes sense with "Tuesday". A tubular Tuesday - well, maybe one which you spend in a blocked London "Tube" train?


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#13308 - 12/20/00 03:22 AM Re: rare phoneme
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A tubular Tuesday - well, maybe one which you spend in a blocked London "Tube" train?

There's web site for those with tube woes: http://www.tubehell.com/

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