Re: THEORY: Re : THEORY: Connolly: Interpreting ergative sentences
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 20, 1999, 20:59|
Steg Belsky wrote:
> In 8th grade my english teacher attempted to convince me that the name
> "Charles" has only one syllable. She said that pronouncing it [tSarl=z]
> with a syllabic L was "incorrect" and meant that i have an "accent"
Hmm, I find the cluster [rl], when pronounced in the same syllable,
impossible, I also make two syllables out of "world" ([worl=d]), Karl
([karl=]). The only way I can have [rl] is if they're in different
syllables, as in "Arlo" ([arlo])
> But don't all Americans say it that way, anyway?
I don't know if *all* Americans say it that way, but it's definitely
more widespread than just New York.
"[H]e axed after eggys: And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude not
speke no Frenshe ... And then at last a nother sayd that he woulde haue
hadde eyren: then the goode wyf sayd that she vnderstood hym wel." --
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