Re: Icelandic umlauts.
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 27, 2000, 3:36|
>From: Oskar Gudlaugsson <hr_oskar@...>
>brain-washing, most of it, I'd say. Do others here have experience with
>pre-scriptivism in modern schools? How do you feel about it?
Sheesh, did I feel like they were pushing "Middle American English" on me,
while my family spoke a very marked Southern, more precisely East Texan,
accent. The diphthing [ai] stuck in my craw the most. I was used to saying
[a+] (tongue advanced towards [ae)].) The suburbanoids of Houston, Dallas
and Austin can say all the [ai]'s all they want :P I speak Redneck.
Diphthing? Hey, a neologism! I'll keep that one.
Daniel A. Wier ¶¦¬þ
Lufkin, Texas USA
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