USAGE: Dialects WAS Re: USAGE: Glottal stop for /t/
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 20, 2002, 17:23|
Now I was thinking of two things in the local dialect
here (southern Indiana) that are *not* present in my
speech (I'm not going for the X-SAMPA here, sorry)
--"drawl" and "drawling" in place of |draw| and
|drawing| (more common with children but not
exclusively)--this reminds me of the stereotypical
Englander saying "drawring"
--"drownd" and "drownded" in place of |drown| and
Have any of you heard these before?
--- Roger Mills <romilly@...> wrote:
> Tom Wier wrote:
> >Quoting Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>:
> >> My final t's are always glottal stops--not only
> >> but sometimes they even get glottalized in the
> >> of words.
> >A glottal stop, or an unreleased alveolar stop?
> Many Americans
> >(including me) have the latter but not the former
> in words like
> >"bat", "cat", etc. The tongue makes contact with
> the alveolar
> >ridge -- it just does not release it.
> I suspect many of us do it both ways-- it's just one
> of the steps along the
> way from careful-to-fast speech.
> bat, cat [b&t| ~ b&?], [k_h&t| ~ k_h&?] (where "t|"
> is my rendering of
> unreleased t)-- and of course it depends whether a V
> or C follows.
>8< random snippage >8
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