OT: Peter-Clark-repellingly OT: RE: [CONLANG] English diglossia (was Re: retroflex consonants)
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 31, 2003, 21:15|
> shtaving And Rosta:
> >Pete Bleackley:
> >> shtaving John Cowan:
> >> >And Rosta scripsit:
> >> >
> >> >> i was thinking of the waning accents that don't rhyme moan/mown,
> >> >> groan/grown
> >> >
> >> >Hmm. What's the distinction phonetically?
> >> In each case, the second ends with a consonant cluster "wn", rather than a
> >> single consonant "n"
> >In the accent from which part of the country?
> My accent is somewhat unusual. I'm from Bolton in Lancashire, but my accent
> is about 90% RP/BBC English. There are some notable local features,
> especially use of vowels.
So how does a contrast between moan/mown (and morn, lawn) work, in an
accent that is 90% RP and 10% Bolton?
[The other things you report about your dialect are common throughout
Lancashire, but not a moan/mown contrast. I don't remember having
found it in Bolton, though I've found it in Rochdale.]