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Velarization (was: English: Thou)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Saturday, June 24, 2000, 11:27
At 3:09 pm -0500 22/6/00, Thomas R. Wier wrote:
>BP Jonsson wrote: > >> At 21:36 21.6.2000 -0400, Robert Hailman wrote: >> >Or maybe /jau/ for the plural, /ju/ for the singular? Just a thought. >> >> That /jao/ is how some Brits would pronounce the spelling _yall_! :-) > >I've noticed that there's a lot of extreme velarization in some urban >dialects I've heard on British sitcoms and dramas like "Eastenders". >Is that really that common?
Yep - very common in London and its environs. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================