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,
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/?
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