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Re: NATLANGS: Difthongization across Europa

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Monday, February 18, 2008, 21:13
On Feb 18, 2008 3:25 PM, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...> wrote:
> JV: > << > I wonder if the pre-GVS change of &: A: > E: O: in English went > thru this stage too, seeing that they're spelled <ea oa>? > >> > > The former is happening/happens in my English before nasals: > > bag = [b&:g] > bad = [b&:d] > ban = [bean] > For an example of the front vowels, at least, listen to any song > by Snoop Dogg where he says "damn" (comes out sounding > like "day-am"). I'm not aware of it having been reported for > English outside of southern California, but no one seems to be > looking.
It's pretty common around here (north Georgia) -- that, or something similar. I would analyze it more as /bej@n/ or even /bej.@n/.
> I've noticed a similar thing with the back vowels, but haven't > subjected them to experimentation the way I did with the front > vowels: > > bog = [bA:g] > bod = [bA:d] > bomb = [bO@m]
For these I have /bOg/, /bA:d/, and /bO:m/ or maybe /bO@m/. -- Jim Henry