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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
Pete Bleackley:
> 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.] --And.


Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>Peter-Clark-repellingly OT: RE: [CONLANG] English diglossia
Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>