Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Fri Jan 21 16:13:49 UTC 2005


AHA! You do assimilate to velars (at least sometimes). I take all
(uh, most) of it back.


>I say "hang ker ch at f"
>American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on Friday, January 21,
>2005 at 9:43 AM -0500 wrote:
>>---------------------- Information from the mail header
>>Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>>Poster:       neil <neil at TYPOG.CO.UK>
>>Subject:      Re: sammich
>>on 21/1/05 2:39 pm, Barnhart at barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM wrote:
>>>  But what about ignernts who say "sanwich"?
>>Are they the same ignernts who say "hankerchief"?

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