Re: USAGE: pronouncing "l", "needs washed"
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 10, 1999, 19:13|
And Rosta wrote:
> Do you have it in ba(u)lk, caulk, stalk too?
I have /bOlk/, but this is clearly a spelling pronunciation
of my own. The others are l-less.
"Balk" is a technical term in baseball (the action of a pitcher
who starts to move his arm to throw the ball, but does not
actually throw it, which is illegal); I wonder how it
is pronounced within that subculture.
Other strange subcultural pronunciations: American criminal
lawyers (those who defend criminals, not those who are criminals)
say "defendant" and "juror" without vowel reduction:
/di 'fEn d&nt/, /'dzu rOr/.
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