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Re: USAGE: Dialects WAS Re: USAGE: Glottal stop for /t/

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, September 20, 2002, 17:36
Clint Jackson Baker scripsit:

> 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)
Part of the Mock Turtle's school curriculum: "Well, there was Mystery," the Mock Turtle replied, counting off the subjects on his flippers, "--Mystery, ancient and modern, with Seaography: then Drawling--the Drawling-master was an old conger-eel, that used to come once a week: HE taught us Drawling, Stretching, and Fainting in Coils."
> --this reminds me of the stereotypical > Englander saying "drawring"
Very common here in New York City, too: /'drOr\IN/.
> --"drownd" and "drownded" in place of |drown| and > |drowned|
My wife, when not being careful, says /dr\Aund/ for both present and past, but she doesn't say /dr\Aund1d/, except when singing "Deep Blue Sea": It was Willie What got drownded In the deep blue sea. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> "One time I called in to the central system and started working on a big thick 'sed' and 'awk' heavy duty data bashing script. One of the geologists came by, looked over my shoulder and said 'Oh, that happens to me too. Try hanging up and phoning in again.'" --Beverly Erlebacher