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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"!
[siNgiNg]? -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42