Re: YAEPT Re: OE diphthongs/breaking (was: Re: Germanic vowel correspondences
|From:||ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 2:00|
Mark Reed wrote:
>On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>
> > (On the other hand I seem to recall some surprise when I realised
> > Eeyore's had a y in it. Real donkeys have a glottal stop in the middle
> > of their sound.
>Real donkeys may invariably have the glottal stop, but I've heard the
>"animal sound" both ways.
> > I gather that the r at the end is what confuses/makes it
> > less transparent to rhotic Americans, though.
>Completely opaque to rhotic Americans, in my experience, until either
>it's pointed out to us or we get enough experience with non-rhotic
>dialects that it just clicks. The latter happened with me; it was
>quite an epiphany. "Hey! Eeyore's name is THE SOUND A DONKEY
>Until this thread, it had never occurred to me that Eeyore was Brit for
Hee-Haw. Something new every day !!!!