Re: x > f sound change
|From:||Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 13, 2001, 23:00|
Something I've noticed very much recently, certainly in British English; not
just sound change, but syntactic change too. The ending /schwa+v/ found in
"could've", "should've" etc., is being interpreted as "of" instead of a
contraction of "have", and the emphatic response articulated as "You should
of!" instead of "You should have" and so on. My kids (13 and 16) consider
this perfect grammatical.
----- Original Message -----
From: "BP Jonsson" <bpj@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 12:05 PM
Subject: x > f sound change
> I've just got hands-on evidence that the /x/ > /f/ sound change as in
> English _tough_ is a natural one:
> In my dialect of Swedish the normal pronunciation of _garage_ is/ga"rA:x/,
> but my son (who is 3 1/2 years old) says /ga"rA:f/ very
> clearly. Sound-change in the making!
> /BP 8^)>
> B.Philip Jonsson mailto:bpX@netg.se (delete X)
> "Truth, Sir, is a cow which will give [skeptics] no more milk,
> and so they are gone to milk the bull."
> -- Sam. Johnson (no rel. ;)