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Small dialectal feature of Montreiano

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Monday, January 14, 2002, 10:09
In the eastern part of Montrei, which roughly correlates to about the
fresno/central sierra nevada area of OTL California, one dialectal feature
that seems to be restricted to a region comprising several towns (Val de
Pedras, Arvous Roxos, and Pedra Vianca), the typical tapped Montreiano R,
seems to have gone through a change to /dl/ intervocalically. A similar
feature is present in Aklanon: Tag. araw, Akl. adlaw. (In aklanon it seems
inconsistent, in Montreiano, it's consistent).

So, words like: caro, cara, pandaira, morir, become: cadlo, cadla,
pandaidla, modlir.

Montreianos who have visited the areas where this feature is common say
they talk funny. :). Teachers who come from other parts of Montrei to
teach in this area try to eliminate it from the speech of their students.