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Re: NATLANGS: Difthongization across Europa

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 10:48
On 18.2.2008 David J. Peterson wrote:
> The former is happening/happens in my English before nasals:
It's part of sweeping changes taking place in North American English. Read the Labov articles I linked and it will all become clear. I guess the risk that NAmE splits into mutually incomprehensible languages is a baehd thing, but the alternative is to kill it! I wish more people read J.C. Wells' "Accents of English", which would prevent or change the recurrent YAEPTs. Meanwhile most of the facts can be found at <> and the articles linked there, n this case <> on "ae-tensing". The truth is out there! /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)


Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>
David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>