Re: Yer (was Definitely Not YAEPT; now is YAEPT)
|From:||Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 20, 2003, 5:32|
On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Mike Ellis wrote:
> Tristan McLeay <zsau@...> wrote:
> >(On a related note, when chatting to other Australians/on Australian
> >forums etc., people sometimes write <yer>, which I presume to be standing
> >for 'yeah' because I've never heard /j2:/. The Macquarie Dictionary
> >lists <yair> as an alternative spelling for 'yeah', but I've never seen
> >it. Is <yer> seen elsewhere?)
> I've used "yer" for "your" quite a few times. It sounds the same (do NOT
> start!) as unstressed "your" does *here* (repeat!).
Oh indeed, I'm more then familiar with that (sounds the same as unstressed
'you' and 'your' and 'you're' and 'ya' here unless the next word begins in
a vowel, when 'ya' and 'you' are [jw] but the others are [jr\], possibly
both have a very short [@], and the [j], [w] and [r\] are all onsets).
I meant what <yer> meant 'yeah'. :)
Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still
be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.