LINGUIST List 22.624|
Mon Feb 07 2011
Qs: Connecticut English: Glottal + Nasal Sequences
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1. David Eddington ,
Connecticut English: Glottal + Nasal Sequences
Message 1: Connecticut English: Glottal + Nasal Sequences
From: David Eddington <eddingtonbyu.edu>
Subject: Connecticut English: Glottal + Nasal Sequences
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I am studying a phenomenon in the English of Utah for an article I am
working on. It involves pronouncing words such as "Clinton" and "Britain"
as [klI?^n] and [brI?^n] (where ? is glottal stop and ^ is schwa) rather than
more common [klI?n] and [brI?n] (where the nasal is syllabic). Some
anecdotal evidence suggests that this may be a common pronunciation in
parts of Connecticut, but I have been unable to find references to it in the
literature. I would appreciate any references or even more anecdotal
evidence of this pronunciation in any variety of English.
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
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