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Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 13:16
On Wed, 10 Jul 2002 07:32:30 -0400 John Cowan <jcowan@...>
> 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
- And that's why people from Brooklyn and Queens can describe their somewhat confusing geographical status by saying that they're from [the geographical entity surrounded by water] /lONaIl@nd/ but not from [the socio-cultural 'zone'] /lONgail@nd/. -Stephen (Steg) "these boots were made for walking."