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Re: English: Thou

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, June 23, 2000, 2:04
On Thu, 22 Jun 2000 15:09:56 -0500 "Thomas R. Wier"
<artabanos@...> writes:
> BP Jonsson wrote: > > > At 21:36 21.6.2000 -0400, Robert Hailman wrote: > > >Or maybe /jau/ for the plural, /ju/ for the singular? Just a > thought. > > > > That /jao/ is how some Brits would pronounce the spelling _yall_! > :-)
> I've noticed that there's a lot of extreme velarization in some > urban > dialects I've heard on British sitcoms and dramas like "Eastenders". > Is that really that common? > FWIW, it's happens all across the South, too, in the US, though only > really rurally. > ====================================== > Tom Wier <artabanos@...> > ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: trwier > "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." > ======================================
- In my own personal 'dialect' i have very strong velarization - which is the reason i like the idea of /l/ -> /w/ soundshifts in languages. For instance, my own last name "Belsky" i pronounce like /bEwski/, and i've gotten letters in the mail addressed to "Stephen Bosky" from people who have only heard me say my name (especially over the phone!) and never seen it spelled. -Stephen (Steg) "survival is insufficient."