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.
- Ke goueneremos dois Noeves, lis Apossoeil et lis Martheir; ke merite-nos la
perdunació per y sew oriacèn
- A Ddon ten mezer!
Ill Bethisad --
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