Yod dropping (was: Blandness)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 22, 2001, 17:13|
And Rosta scripsit:
> The only N/S London distinction I recall having
> read about is that (allegedly) yod dropping after coronals (Tuesday
> News = Toozday Nooz) is a distinctively N London phenomenon. I ought
> to be able to vouch for this from my own experience, living in N
> London as I do, but where I live there is little to be found of an
> indigenous proletariat [...].
Well, I can vouch for this pronunciation being indigenous to Jersey
(not meaning the Bailiwick) and various others of Her Majesty's western
> lurid hibernocatholic devotional gewgaws
A delightfully andesque expression!
John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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