gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Nov 8 14:09:36 UTC 2002
I hear the mba(i) with a weak i at the end a lot, too. I think I hear
this from females as well as males.
I'll watch more carefully to determine if the m really is missing.
Live from Tukwila
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
Of Arnold Zwicky
Sent: Thursday, 07 November, 2002 20:52
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Subject: Re: Bha
>A couple years ago, I started noticing males saying bha(i) to me
>for (good) bye on the phone. The initial sound sounds like an
>aspirated b. I've heard this from Kansans, Seattlites and
>Californians. Has anyone else noticed this? Also, is it used
there are several variants to be heard in american english. especially
in the south, you can hear an ingressive b. all over the place, you can
hear a prenasalized mb (similarly, prenasalized Nk in "o.k."). i've
never heard an aspirated (that is, murmured) b in "bye".
arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)
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