Pronunciation trumps spelling

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 19 05:04:09 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:04 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at> wrote:
> WG: <<<bag_  legs =85 i.e. back legs>>>
> WB: A precious example of external sandhi. How much more hidden phonetic
> phenomena could be collected if only Everyman could express himself in IPA
> on the internet?

I kinda wonder about the pronunciation the vowel, too. I have an R&B
record where the singer says that he's known only "a bleg day, a bleg
night," since his baby been gone.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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