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Re: dl (was: RE: Unilang: the Phonotactics)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Saturday, April 21, 2001, 14:11
At 1:58 am +0100 20/4/01, And Rosta wrote:
>> But the reverse change occasionly happens. In certain Yorshire dialects, >> apparently, /gl/ --> /dl/ so that e.g. _gloom_ was pronounced [dlu:m] (I >> suspect universal education & mass media has now made such pronunciations >> obsolete :=( > >No -- [dlu:m] is still current in the North.
Great - glad to hear it :) I should've known that Yorkshire folk would not succumb to the bland mediocrity fostered by universal education & mass media. Ray. PS - Yorkshire? The late Prime Minister Harold Wilson is reported to have said on a visit to the US something like: "Yorkshire is to Britain what Texas is to the USA." ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================


John Cowan <cowan@...>Yorkshire/Texas (was: dl)
Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>Yorkshire/Texas (was: dl)