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Re: Idiolects

From:Elliott Belser <renyard@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 3:13
>Hello all! >All the talk on how we all seem to have odd ways of >pronouncing things makes me want to propose a >hypothesis: that linguistically inclined people are so >sensitive to sound that they overcompensate when they >speak...Maybe? How does this sound?
Well, my little brother gets upset when I pronounce the Legend 'o Zelda villain Ganondorf's name as Gah-NOWHN-dorf instead of GA-non-dorf the way everyone else does... and god forbid my Hebrew teacher catching me trying to make a vowel attached to a Ayin come from the back of my throat!