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CONLANG  July 2002, Week 2

CONLANG July 2002, Week 2

Subject:

Re: CHAT wi' (was: Thorn vs Eth)

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Barbara Barrett <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 12 Jul 2002 06:16:14 +0100

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> Ray Rote;
> But forget _with_.  Here down south, old hands like me say [wID],
> while the younger generations say [wiv].   In parts of the north
> one hears [wiT] and in certain other parts [wi]; I've certainly heard
> [wId] among Irish speakers.
<snip>
> 'twas intentional.  AFAIK that's how it's pronounced in some lowland
> Scots dialects where it's transcribed as "wi'" by those trying to indicate
> dialect pronunciation.    But possible [wI] also occurs - certainly word
> final [I] is common enough in many northern English dialects.  The
> variety of lowland Scots dialects never ceases to amaze me.

Barbara Babbles;
Indeed some accents and dialects drop /T/ and /D/ altogether. But
Hibernian english may sound like /d/ but is in fact dental /t/ ( t[ ).
So /T/ becomes /t[/ and /D/ becomes /d[/. To the unpractised ear they
all sound like /d/.

Barbara

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