exclamations violating phonology
|From:||Daniel Andreasson <daniel_noldo@...>|
|Date:||Monday, July 16, 2001, 8:48|
Roger Mills wrote:
>Plus, exclamations and onomatopoeic words may contain sounds that violate
>phonotactics, or may not even be used in "normal" language. Of course
>another æ: baa, as in sheep/goats. I've heard final [x] in "yuck", "blech".
I was just thinking of this in Swedish. We have two swearwords
_fan_ and _jävlar_ (of course we have more :) which break the
normal rules. They *should* be pronounced [fA:n] and [jE:vlar]
since long <a> and long <ä> are always [A:] and [E:]. However,
they have the "open" sounds [fa:n] and [j&:vlar], of which [a]
has the short pronunciation and [&] is only found before [r].
>I'm still stuck with midwestern/Germanic/Scandinavian [ja:] "yah"-- how our
>schoolmarms hated that!
It's really funny that people think that Swedish "yes" is
[ja:] and not [jA:]. Perhaps this is based on the German and
Minnesotan pronunciations. "Fargo" really made me laugh.
> For me,[jæ] is mainly derisory (oh yeah, right!),
>or sing-along with the Beatles (cats run and hide).
She loves you [j&:: j&:: j&::]
It won't be long j& - j& - j& -j& -j& -j&
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