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Re: USAGE: intrusive "r" [was Re: (Offlist) Re: ASCII IPA]

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Thursday, August 22, 2002, 4:11
Quoting "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>:
> So, in both cases, South Dakotan _idear_ and Texan _cuss_, it seems > the odd addition or lack of rhoticness is defined in the UR.
I forgot to add that _cuss_ is a separate lexical entry from _curse_. The distinction is whether you're invoking the supernatural or not: with the former, you aren't, with the latter, you are. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637