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rare phoneme #13299
12/18/00 02:44 PM
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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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To-use a liberty, Tuetonic?


Re: rare phoneme #13301
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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:].)


Re: rare phoneme #13302
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When the Moody Blues sing it, it comes out "Chewsday afternoon."




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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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Re: rare phoneme #13304
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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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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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Re: rare phoneme #13307
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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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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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