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Re: YAEPT: (sorry) GVS repeating itself?

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, August 11, 2008, 15:03
To my American ear, [gr@jn] approximates what I grossly oversimplify
to "the Australian pronunciation" of /i:/. Also found in other
Rightpondian 'lects, e.g. in Robin Leach's pronunciation of his own
last name.

On 8/11/08, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
> My son is just now playing golf on the > Xbox and if I'm not a totally bad ear, > or the sound quality abysmal, one of the > 'commentators' pronounces _green_ as > [gr@jn] or maybe [gri\jn] or something > inbetween. Has any native speaker heard > this IRL? I'm sure the Great Vowel Shift > has never ended: English heavy syllable > nuclei keep crawling up the edges of the > vowel space and falling down the middle! :-) > > > /BP 8^)> > -- > Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient > à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil > ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*, > c'est qu'elles meurent." (Victor Hugo) >
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