Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 22:19|
Barbara Barrett wrote:
> Barbara Babbles;
> In many dialects a final -ing is replaced by syllabic n, so insead of
> saying "singing" a person with that dialect says "singN"
So, they'd say [siN] "sing" but [siNn=] "singing"? I'll use /In/ or
/iN/, so I can see how /In/ could easily become /n=/. Actually, I think
I do use /n=/ after /t/ or /d/, like "getting" is [gItn=] or [gIt?n=]
(and I know people who have [gI?n=]
> The Brummie
> accent is even odder, using the nasal "ng" sound but voicing the "g"
> too, so you get "sing-ging-g"!
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