Hypercorrection of /w/-/hw/
Bethany K. Dumas
dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Tue May 25 02:01:49 UTC 2004
Idon't know. I suspect that I am slowly losing some of my /hw-/s - and
have been for years.
On Mon, 24 May 2004, Herbert Stahlke wrote:
>Do you consistently use the contrast, even when a hw-form is in an
>unstressed position? What several posters have observed about the pragmatic
>conditioning of /hw/ holds also for the distribution of implosive stops.
>These are found particularly in Southern speech, but they also occur less
>frequently in Midwestern speech. Ladefoged gives an example in his
>Course... of Carl Sagan saying "billions and billions" with implosives. I
>transcribed an example in Norman, OK, bar some years back, a middle-aged
>truck driver from Oklahoma saying "This beer ain't no damn good" with all
>three initial voiced stops imploded. All three words were also emphatic.
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