Re: Language Change
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 11, 2000, 6:48|
On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, Nik Taylor wrote:
> Irina Rempt wrote:
> > I think (but I might be wrong) that it's a hypercorrection, because
> > they see the /n/ written and think it should be pronounced; I don't
> > know enough about Southern Dutch dialects to know whether they have
> > the final -n or not.
> Well, presumably, since there's an "n", there used to be a pronounced
> /n/. Could it be merely an archaism?
Not in the case of my mother, who only uses the 'n' when talking to
the children ;-). I do think that the Brabant final 'n' is authentic,
not a hyper-correction.
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