flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Wed Aug 9 17:40:58 UTC 2000
Yes, I'm sure this is what Frank Abate was referring to (and Imus was
mocking). In fact, maybe that's what I was interpreting as glottal
stops. But of the 45 or so sounds in English (not 26), that's
minor--annoying maybe (I admit it), but no more "illegitimate" than a
Boston broadcaster's r-dropping.
At 10:12 PM 8/8/00 -0500, you wrote:
>He also has strongly velarized l's, with little if any alveolar
>closure. Maybe this is
>what some perceive as a speech impediment.
>Beverly Flanigan wrote:
> > What do you mean by speech impediment? Brokaw (from South Dakota, not far
> > from my Minnesota roots) has a most annoying habit of inserting glottal
> > stops everywhere, but so does one of our secretaries, from southern Ohio.
> > At 01:55 AM 8/6/00 -0700, you wrote:
> > >>...In
> > >>the U.S. national news, I know Brokaw is Canadian.
> > >
> > >Peter Jennings is Canadian. Brokaw is American and has the speech
> > >
> > >Rima
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> > Ohio University Athens, OH 45701
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Beverly Olson Flanigan Department of Linguistics
Ohio University Athens, OH 45701
Ph.: (740) 593-4568 Fax: (740) 593-2967
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