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Query:   Wanna, Searchin' and Spellings like that
Author:  guitart -
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Semantics

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


> Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 11:28:39 -0400
> From: ''Jorge M. Guitart''
> 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
> LINGUIST List: Vol-14-1071

LL Issue: 14.1121
Date Posted: 16-Apr-2003
Original Query: Read original query


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