glottal "y"

Yoram Meroz ymeroz at EARTHLINK.NET
Fri Sep 12 05:06:23 UTC 2008

Thanks, but that's not quite what I meant.

Rather, I meant when a 'y' sounds like a glottal stop, or 'catch', for
example, "beyond" sounding like 'be-ond', or "buying" sounding like

On 9/11/08 9:37 PM, "Tom Zurinskas" <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

> I hear a lot of epenthetic (inserted) "y"'s in SW Virginia and along Southern
> Appalachia.  For instance "The man hurt his head" sounds like ~~ Thu mayun
> hert hiz heyud ~~  I say it  below.  Perhaps that is what's meant by "glottal
> y"?

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