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:
> 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
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
> bog = [bA:g]
> bod = [bA:d]
> bomb = [bO@m]
For these I have /bOg/, /bA:d/, and /bO:m/ or maybe /bO@m/.