random taboo avoidance (UNCLASSIFIED)

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 30 10:53:57 UTC 2011

This clip at http://goo.gl/AxuaZ is UK dialect not USA, but phonetically interesting

:06  What does she say?
:20  She says “worked” – sounds like ~wert with a glottalized “t”
:27  She says “killed” with elided (not spoken or glottal) “d”
:28  Suspect says “it was him” as ~iwussim – elided “t” and “h”
:32  She says ~thasnaat true  - elided “t” and ~im for “him” – elided h
1:06  Suspect says something I can’t make out after "gardens"

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
See how English spelling links to sounds at http://justpaste.it/ayk

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> Subject: Re: random taboo avoidance (UNCLASSIFIED)
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> I got the disk out again and followed up on a few pointers. It actually
> sounds like "broomshed artist", or, even closer, "br at nsh@darchist", but
> the CC text does say "bullshit". Apparently, I misremembered "barn" or
> misinterpreted it. The thing that's striking is that there is a
> "fucking" in the sentence before, so if the avoidance is in the script,
> it's an odd one. If it's "bullshit", then it's also odd but for a
> different reason.
> To make things more interesting, I uploaded a 2+ minute MPEG clip to
> GoogleDocs. It's at
> https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5mMQMC2BhS7YzM3MjcyNmUtYzdlNS00MjkzLTk3MTAtZmFmYTFkNzAxNzE0
> Shortened:
> http://goo.gl/AxuaZ
> You should be able to play it or download it. The word is at about 2:02,
> but scroll back another 10 seconds to get the exchange.
> VS-)
> On 11/29/2011 4:03 PM, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:
> > If you see it again, check the closed captions.
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