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Roumania, alligators,"this here" (was: Just a Little Taste ...)

From:Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 13, 1999, 16:10
Nik Taylor wrote:

> John Cowan wrote: > > > cf. > > > colloquial English "this 'ere"). > > > > Pronounced [DISj@R] in my dialect. > > Interesting. Perhaps it's because I don't actually use it except as an > affectation, but when I say it, it's /DIshir=/, that is "this here", > both words pronounced fully.
I do use it. In fast speech, though, I tend to drop the /D/ and the /h/ and it comes out something like /IsIR/. Sometimes, it sounds to me like it even gets changed to /hs:IR/. Dan Sulani -- likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. A word is an awesome thing.