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Re: USAGE: (sorry YAEPT) /wIT/ or /wID/

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, December 8, 2006, 22:22
On 12/8/06, <veritosproject@...> wrote:
> What about the [wIt] characterising New Yawka English?
What about it? As a stop, it's still voiceless. I haven't heard [wId] much there, nor read transcriptions using it. I have done no research, but my suspection is that [wID] and [wId], as lower-energy alternatives, are the newer form and that Americans are conservative in this regard. I further suppose that the voiced forms will win out, in the long term. But to me they just sound lazy. :) -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>