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Re: Other Vulgar Latins?

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 17:22
caeruleancentaur wrote:
>>R A Brown per pêca: > > >>I have come across similar cases in English where a person from a h- >>less 'working class' background has bettered himself/herself and >>tries to "speak posh" and finishes up putting in aitches all over > > the >place. > > I come across a similar situation with my Mexican parishioners. > I'll receive notes from them with [h] where it doesn't belong & > omitted where it does belong. > > Likewise, there is confusion between [y] and [ll] and between [c] > and [z].
Yep - and I've come across people in the UK who show similar confusion between [f] and [T]. I remember well reading 'enuth' (= enough) in a post-16 year old student's work not so long ago.
> This, of course, is not due to any attempts at "posh." I think it > merely reflects a less-than-thorough education.
Good point. I have little doubt that Arrius was trying to be "posh", as was the headmaster I was thinking of when I wrote the previous e-mail. But the less-than-through education thing would surely have applied in the case of some of the VL graffiti, methinks. -- Ray ================================== ================================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY