Non native speaker?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 23 18:24:18 UTC 2002

At 1:01 PM -0500 10/23/02, Matthew Gordon wrote:
>This treatment of the interdental fricatives is one of the commonly reported
>features of AAVE (African American Vernacular English) phonology. The
>appearance of stops in initial position for Standard English fricatives is
>found in vernaculars all over the US and Britain (and maybe elsewhere). The
>pattern of [f] for [theta] is, I think, more restricted but not exclusive to
>AAVE. I don't have Wells here to check.
also a shibboleth for Cockney, at least in contexts like "wif'" for "with"

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