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
> insert /g/ after only intervocalic /N/, and others use General
> American conventions.
> John Cowan email@example.com-
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/.
"these boots were made for walking."