query re AAVE

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 18 18:29:33 UTC 2006

Oh, believe me it does. On sports forums, he's regularly referred to (by
non-Yankee-fans) as "the big eunuch". But, given the general class of
nicknames on these fora, I wouldn't attribute this particular one to
phonological convergence; similarity is enough.

Matthew Gordon wrote:
> 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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