Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Fri Jan 21 14:55:44 UTC 2005


Well, you got your assimilators and your non-assimilators. Why any
self-respecting person would like to stick an alveolar in front of a
labiovelar is beyond me. It's you people who don't assimilate who are
driving this country to ruin.


>American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on Friday, January 21,
>2005 at 9:02 AM -0500 wrote:
>>For speakers for whom the velar wins out, "sangwich' emerges; for us
>>labial champions, it's 'samwich,' surely the input for the next stage
>>'sammich,' that last clearly the pronunciation of the ignernt.
>But what about ignernts who say "sanwich"?  Mine is clearly not labial.
>barnhart at

Dennis R. Preston
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Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic,
        Asian and African Languages
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