YAEPT tune, new et al.
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 3, 2004, 22:18|
Mark J. Reed/Gary Shannon wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 11:57:20AM -0700, Gary Shannon wrote:
> > Hence "nooB" for "newbie". I remember my parents and
> > grandparents including the glide, but not my
> > generation (b.1945 US midwest).
Interesting. My parents and grandparents were native Midwesterners
(Iowa/South Dakota) and they did not have the glide; nor do I, nor did any
of my little schoolmates way back when. In fact my grandfather used to
parody it-- when I was called upon to perform on the piano, he'd say, "play
us a [tSu:n]!"
In fact, out there in those days it may even have been stigmatized, as a
feature of snooty upper-class/Eastern speech. New York was a decadent Sin
City, and Wall Street truly an abomination.
Similarly with the /w/::/W/ distinction. I'm sure if anyone in my grade
school had mispronounced /W/ as [w], various battle-axe teachers would have
been all over him/her.