Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth
|From:||Barbara Barrett <barbarabarrett@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 10:55|
Syllabic /N/? Where do you find those? (Both in words and in space.)
> Unbelievable to me; the velar quality of /N/ means that the most reduced
> the previous vowel will come out as is /I/.
In many dialects a final -ing is replaced by syllabic n, so insead of
saying "singing" a person with that dialect says "singN". The Brummie
accent is even odder, using the nasal "ng" sound but voicing the "g"
too, so you get "sing-ging-g"!