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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'. :) -- Tristan <kesuari@...> 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. -- Snoopy