David Bergdahl bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Fri Jul 23 13:52:36 UTC 1999

I too was amazed to hear /haengg at r/ on ATC: I haven't lived in NY for
years but my parents and fiends who live on the flight path to
idlewild...er JFK.. would NEVER use the Yiddishized pronunciation -ngg-
except for humor.  Perhaps it's an extension of the rule that -ngg- is
appropriate when the word is one morpheme (e.g. finger) but
inappropriate if the -er is a suffix. . .and "hanger" is perceived as
unrelated to "hang."

David Bergdahl          Ellis Hall 114c        Ohio University / Athens
Associate Prof/English  tel:  (740) 593-2783   fax:  (740) 593-2818
                        bergdahl at oak.cats.ohiou.edu

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