Adjective Plus for/of Construction
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Mon, 29 Mar 1999 10:55:13 +0200
In English (at least in Ireland and I think America) kids who hurt themselves say /aU/. As I recall, in Germany it was /'aU.wa/. My 3-year old tells me the Swiss-Italian kids
in playschool say /'ai.ja/. Clearly there is no universal (though it would hardly be surprising if initial stress/accent on bisyllabic forms were universal). Can you provide me with more regional variants? Is there dialectal variation within a language?
If responses warrant, I'll summarize.
Fred Cummins, IDSIA, Corso Elvezia 36, CH-6900 Lugano, Switzerland
email: fred at idsia.ch (replace ' at ' with '@')
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