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.
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]