/w/-/hw/ again

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 28 22:43:06 UTC 2007

"I moang..." got my attention. I hear it in my mind as matching a usage I
think I hear very often, which I always have equated to "I'm going to" --
here, with the nasal maybe assimilating in place to the /g/ of "git". Am I
understanding it right? Whence the initial /m/?   From  "I'm (a-)going

m a m

On Dec 28, 2007 5:09 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> A blues verse:
> I moang git me a blade
> One thet I kin affode
> Too lawng t' be ey knife
> Too shawt t' be ey swode

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