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Idiolect Sound Change, or Broader Usage? n# > m#

From:Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 18, 2005, 2:12
I've noticed an unusual sound change, which I *think* is a personal
sound change. Sometimes -- not all the time, but enough that I will
notice it -- I change word-final /n/ into /m/. Actually, I believe
it's specifically utterance-final /n/ that gets changed.

Thus, I have heard myself say <button> ['bV?m=] and <-ing> [im]. (Now
that I'm trying to come up with real examples, of course I can't think
of any! *grin*) My dialect is Californian American English,
specifically from the SF Bay Area, and I'm 21.

My question is whether anyone else has heard of such a sound change,
or whether it's me being strange and unique. :)


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