LINGUIST List 14.1121

Wed Apr 16 2003

Sum: Wanna, Searchin' and Spellings like that

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  1. guitart, Query about wanna, gotcha,etc.

Message 1: Query about wanna, gotcha,etc.

Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 16:48:41 -0400
From: guitart <guitartbuffalo.edu>
Subject: Query about wanna, gotcha,etc.

Thanks again to Laura Callahan and John Koontz who told me separately 
that the term is Eye Dialect. (Query: Linguist 14.1071)

JG

 
> Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 11:28:39 -0400
> From: "Jorge M. Guitart" <guitartacsu.buffalo.edu>
> Subject: Query about wanna, searchin' and spellings like that
> 
> Is there a term in English phonetics/phonology for the
> representation of rapid (or relaxed) speech phenomena using ordinary
> spelling (instead of phonetic transcription), examples of which
> would be 'wanna' (to represent not only /t/ deletion in both 'want'
> and 'to' but also pronouncing shwa instead of [u]) and searchin' (to
> represent pronouncing [n] instead of the velar nasal)?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Jorge Guitart
> Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
> 910 Clemens Hall
> University at Buffalo
> Buffalo NY 14260-4620
> 
> 
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