Syllabic l + suffix

J   Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:30 pm GMT
The word 'settle' ends with a syllabic l in my accent. Adding suffixes, as in 'settler' and 'settling' does not change this. Yet some accents pronounce these words [sEt.l@`] and [sEt.lIN] (perhaps with [?] instead of [t]). Where does each form occur, and does it occur for all words with syllabic l?
Skippy   Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:18 am GMT
In my accent it doesn't change either.
Lazar   Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:31 am GMT
In my accent, syllabic /l/ and /n/ are not changed by suffixes.

"battling" ["b{45=IN]
"cackling" ["k{k5=IN]

"happening" ["h{pn=IN]
Travis   Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:53 am GMT
In mine they aren't either (except that /@l/ is generally [ML\] rather than [M] before vowels IMD), but "settler" is an exception to such:

"battling" ["bE{4ML\I~:N]
"cackling" ["k_hE{kML\I~:N]
"happening" ["hE{pn=I~:N]


"settler" ["sE?L\R=:]