"ain't gonna back down"

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Thu Sep 12 16:11:38 UTC 2002

Mai Kuha said:

And the /y/ of "yet" could influence the exact realization of the nasal...

>Actually, I thought "ain't seen nothing" (with velar nasal) was the extent
>of the register shift Al Gore could manage, but obviously I'm going to have
>to find an audio file somewhere instead of relying on memory. Thanks for
>pointing that out.
>on 9/12/02 9:32 AM, Peter A. McGraw at pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU wrote:
>>  Surely it was "ain't seen nothin'".
>>  --On Thursday, September 12, 2002 9:02 AM -0600 Mai Kuha <mkuha at BSU.EDU>
>>  wrote:
>>>  Oh, well... for the moment, I can use "you ain't
>>>  seen nothing yet" from the last presidential election instead.
>  >

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