-ing vs. -in' in expletives
Arnold M. Zwicky
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu Jul 22 21:19:38 UTC 2004
On Jul 22, 2004, at 12:13 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> I have frequently heard the /N/ variant used as a kind of emphatic
> pronunciation. Bono's usage sounds utterly unermarkable (except
> statistically) here.
then i stand corrected.
apparently hyperarticulate emphasis can override the rest.
anybody have some actual data on this?
arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)
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