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Re: x > f sound change

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, September 14, 2001, 17:38
On Fri, 14 Sep 2001 14:23:29 +0100 Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
> No, I don't think the difference is orthographical at all. The > interesting > thing that struck me the first time I heard it (I can remember it - > it was > only a few years back) was that it was a wonderful example of > linguistic > change in action across many simultaneous fronts: chiefly syntactic > and > phonologic. The syntactic stream phonologised as /Sud(schwa)v/ was > not being analysed as verb+auxiliary, but instead verb+particle or > preposition, in > effect, similar to "phone up". Do we now see the auxiliary "have" > metamorphosing into "of"? Will we be able to say "Of you seen my new > car?" > for instance, or will the change have /-v/ into of /-v/ remain only > in unstressed positions? > Mike Poxon
- In my experience, that initial "have" just disappears: "you seen my car?" -Stephen (Steg) "your revolution isn't worth my life"