furrykef   Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:21 am GMT
In speech, though, there's no difference between a comma and a semicolon, so they would be ambiguous -- the same way that homophones are distinguishable in writing but not in speech.

I see your point, Pos, but the fact remains that "shined" just sounds better to me...

- Kef
Milton   Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:57 am GMT
in that song Britney pronounces /ei/ as /{i/

''oh baby baby''

({ is the vowel in General American PASS, LAST, CAP)

Is this affected pronunciation?