Re: American (was Re: Cants)
|Date:||Tuesday, December 16, 2003, 20:06|
North: Switches from the "oh" to "ow" (too lazy to do IPA). Adding extra
consonants at the ends of words in some cases. Other stuff.
From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU] On
Behalf Of Barry Garcia
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: American (was Re: Cants)
Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> writes:
>If you're going to point to real instances
>of geographic change in the US, the place to look is the vowel-shifts
>underway in the Northern and Southern US. Both are chain-shifts,
>but are proceeding in the *opposite* direction.
What *are* the chain shifts happening in the northern and southern US?