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Chain Shifting bodoer [T] -> [f] (was: Klingon Dialect Question or similar)

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Monday, October 6, 2003, 23:45
--- John Cowan <jcowan@...> wrote:

> Next time you travel to Syracuse, Rochester, > Buffalo, Cleveland, Toledo, > Detroit, Flint, Gary, or Chicago, try asking a > kid why "Ian" is a sissy > name for a boy. (Answer: because in Northern > Cities Chain Shift locales, > "Ann" is pronounced [i@n].)
Just got back from thonder, and [i@n] it is for both. Worshington being southern, we don't have that chain shift thingy by nature. But it is such a transient area that it is heard here, and such traits can get passed on. Also got to hear Syrcuzarians pronounce Ukranian. Oiks! The priest I think must have been Ukranian and naturally did what I'd suppose is a native job; the younger the parisioner, though, the more Merkin they sounded. Padraic. ===== - Ke goueneremos dois Noeves, lis Apossoeil et lis Martheir; ke merite-nos la perdunació per y sew oriacèn - A Ddon ten mezer! -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


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