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Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 11:33
Barbara Barrett scripsit:

> 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"!
Some Long Islanders /lONgaIl@ndr=z/ talk that way too, whereas others insert /g/ after only intervocalic /N/, and others use General American conventions. -- John Cowan At times of peril or dubitation, Perform swift circular ambulation, With loud and high-pitched ululation.