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
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