Re: question on vowel tensing, fronting, backing, ect.
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 13, 2007, 13:11|
Sounds like most of the cast of "Torchwood" (set in Cardiff) don't
have very Cardiffian accents.
On 12/13/07, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
> Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> > Mark,
> > You are partially correct post vocalic Middle English post vocalic /r/ is
> > replaced in English English (most varieties except the rhotic ones),
> > NZ/AUS/SA English and Welsh English by the preceding vowel with
> > lengthening.
> When I lived in Wales from from 1968 till 1980 this was _not_ so, except
> along the coastal plain of the southeast from the border to Cardiff,
> where, for example, 'Cardiff' is pronounced [k_hE:dIf].
> But elsewhere, i.e. in the larger of Wales, post vocalic /r/ was a
> trilled consonant, usually apically trilled, but the uvular trill was
> found among among some north Walians. As far as I am aware from annual
> visits to the principality nothing much has changed in the 17 years
> since I moved back to south east England.
> Entia non sunt multiplicanda
> praeter necessitudinem.