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Re: David P's "month" (was: Poll by Email No. 3)

From:Matthew Bladen <matthew.bladen@...>
Date:Monday, March 11, 2002, 19:07
Monday, March 11, 2002, 2:22:51 AM, David Peterson wrote:

DP> ?  English doesn't have the vowel [y].  Some have noted that it's kind of
DP> starting to crop up in some Souther Californian's English in words like
DP> "food", but that's not 100% of the time.

It, or something like it, is also emerging in some accents in
Britain. I noticed it quite a lot among students in Oxford. I don't
know why (possibly just unfamiliarity) but I don't find it
appealing. I might have to make it feature in the history of my
conlangs just so I can kill it off... ;)