laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 21 16:00:51 UTC 2005
At 9:39 AM -0500 1/21/05, Barnhart wrote:
>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.
Besides which, if we go with dInIs, we have to give up the old riddle--
"Why do you never go hungry at the beach"
Because of all the san(d)-which-is there.
[#Because of all the sam(w)iches there.]
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