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Not just Cockney,bruv! (was: Revised Eastern VowelOrthography)

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 26, 1999, 19:31
Steg Belsky wrote:

> Isn't this the same thing as in some Rap music? > > The song "I'll be Missin' You" (i think) by Sean "Puffy" Combs has the > phrase: > > ...[lajf] after [dEf]..._ for "life after death".
That is probably a result of a separate development of Southern Black English, although the Dialectologists, who are always quick to stress the similarities between Black English and local dialects back in Britain, might contest me on that matter. I guess the answer is to be found in how long that Cockney shift and others like it have been around. =========================================== Tom Wier <artabanos@...> AIM: Deuterotom ICQ: 4315704 <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." ===========================================