glottal "y"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 12 18:40:39 UTC 2008

He's talking about the _replacement_ of the "y" by a glottal stop.


On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 12:37 AM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at> wrote:
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> 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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