[SPAM:#] Re: lisps and homosexuals

Se�n Fitzpatrick grendel.jjf at VERIZON.NET
Thu Feb 26 02:37:01 UTC 2004


Ya mean me gran'dad was really sayin' "face and begorra"?
Seán Fitzpatrick

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Arnold M. Zwicky 
Sent: Tuesday, 24 February, 2004 13:00
Subject: [SPAM:#] Re: lisps and homosexuals


On Feb 24, 2004, at 8:57 AM, i wrote:

> we'd need more context to settle this, but my first reaction was that
> what was being represented here was either dandified speech or drunken
> speech or both.

or, even more likely, now that i think about it, irish (drunk or
sober).  wasn't a lithp a conventional indication of working-class
irish english, in print at this period (late 19th century, early 20th
century)?

arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)



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