"I'll keep my ears out"-- was: Re: query re AAVE

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at UMR.EDU
Tue Jul 18 18:17:01 UTC 2006

Aha, another possible blend (last sentence in message below) from: "I'll keep my ears open/peeled" + "I'll be on the lookout."
Gerald Cohen


From: American Dialect Society on behalf of Matthew Gordon
Sent: Tue 7/18/2006 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: query re AAVE

the substitution of [k] for final [t] could make for some fun plays on Randy
Johnson's nickname.

On 7/18/06 10:35 AM, "Alice Faber" <faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU> wrote:

> I'm thinking I might have heard such a substitution in callers to NYC
> sports radio (some of whom have other clear-cut AAVE phonological
> features). I'll keep my ears out.

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