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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. Boudewijn Rempt |