occasional observations on English pronunciation features, phonetics, teaching and learning
You couldn't resist, could you?
I am still to see 'qu'-spellings pronounced as /k/ without /w/.
QUAY, at least in most BrE and AmE.
bar-b-q, BBQ, cinq, FAQ, Inupiaq,Nasdaq, POSSLQ, "Q said the [bus] conductor" P G Wodehousemind your p's and q's...
Gentlemen - Than-Q!BTW: I had 'liquor' in mind.
unique, boutique, Mozambique, pique, Martinique, appliqué, bezique...BTWHow to break the Ice at PartiesCandy is dandy,But liquor is quicker.~ Ogden Nash
BTW againThere are quite a few speakers (I am married to one such) who have no /w/ in words like 'quarter' when a potential /kw/ cluster is followed by /ɔː/. So Mrs M. says /kɔːtə/ not /kwɔːtə/.
When the clock chimed ten and a quarter,it was in the aisle that he caught her.[...]