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"
> 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
> > That /jao/ is how some Brits would pronounce the spelling _yall_!
> I've noticed that there's a lot of extreme velarization in some
> 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.
"survival is insufficient."