-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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