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Re: "y" and "r"

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, April 9, 2001, 13:48
En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:

> > We-ell, the English I've learnt in school is basically RP, while most > English I hear in my spare time (eg on movies, lyrics etc) is American. > The > result, of course, is that the English I speak is an ungodly mix of RP > and > American Standard, with some random dialectal features splashed here and > there. >
I do exactly the same. Moreover, I speak two different kinds of English depending on who I am talking to. With most people, I use a "standard" English, mix of RP and American, but with my boyfriend, I use a kind of "idiolectal" English containing lots of French words he knows and Dutch words I know, and other idiolectal features, like the use of the Dutch diminutive suffix -je on almost every word I feel to use it on (including French and English words :) ). On that respect, my boyfriend's "idiolectal" English is less marked than mine :) .
> As you may've noticed, my spelling is also something of a mix. I write > "colour" and "metre", but "realize" ... >
Well, I do write colour, but I write meter, realize and defense (the last one seems to come from my native language :) ). Christophe.