- 2 Post By BobK
Can anyone help me understand what Mr. Kriedler meant by:
"In can't. shan't. don V. and won 't /n/ is not syllabic; /n/ is syllabic in some pronunciations of aren 't and weren 't. not syllabic in other pronunciations." ?
I don't understand 'don V.', but it means what it says. A syllabic consonant is one that constitutes a syllable. Can't, shan't, don't and won't are always monosyllabic. Aren't and weren't are sometimes one and sometimes two.
Last edited by BobK; 08-Jul-2013 at 11:46.
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