In the mouths of careless speakers it is even entirely lost:
police becoming p'lvs', etc.
ü" becomes li:
Just as o in the preceding case, this ü further becomes 9 in prefixes and open syllables:
to-day = t9 dl'.
to sit = t9 sit.
a remains before the main stress.
becomes 9 after the main stress:
v becomes 9.
ó ,, 0.
<£ ,, 9.
') There is, therefore, no ilifference in pron. between ,,a Frenchman" and ,,two Frenchmcn"; between ,,a gentlemnn" and „two gentlemfn". But the plural: gentlemen has e — e when the word is used to address a company: Ladics and Gentlemen!