|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 1:14|
--- Estel Telcontar <estel_telcontar@...> wrote:
> René Uittenbogaard ha tera a:
> > [...] Are there many examples in other languages
> > of reducing six syllables to three?
> The most drastic instance of reduction<snip>>
> Basically, the sentence involves the reduction of "I
> am going to have"
> to 2 syllables [aIm g&v], starting from 6 or 4
> depending on whether you
> take hypercorrect speech or normal-speed colloquial
> speech as your
> starting point.
In my region I commonly hear "I am going to" reduced
to "muh" as in "Muh take a walk."