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USAGE: turquoise badminton waistcoat (was: Re: USAGE Re:Language revival)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, December 2, 1999, 2:02
And Rosta wrote:
> /s&t@di/ (regularly realized [s&?di])
I regularly say /s&tr=dej/, except in the TV show "Saturday Night Live", which usually comes out something like /s&tr=(d)najt lajv/, that is, the "day" tends to get slurred to just a /d/ or nothing at all, "Saturnight"! :-) And yet, none of the other days do that, not even "Wednesday night" (so it can't be just that it's 3 syllables rather than 2). Perhaps it's the d-like tap pronunciation of the "t" in Saturday, which resembles /d/? I.e., something similar to haplology. BTW, do all British dialects use /di/ for the day-names? And is the independant word "day" pronounced that way or like /dej/? -- "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor