[Ads-l] "a Bobby Shmurda-T.I. mashup titled, 'Where They At, Doe'." [NT]

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Sat Nov 8 04:15:58 UTC 2014


Aha! This wasn't on Know Your Meme when I checked a few days ago, but 
was added since then: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/where-they-at-doe

The video is short because it wasn't a song, just a (6-second) Vine 
video. The speaker, T.I., pronounces "they" as [DeI], but still 
pronounces "though" as [doU]. I take this irregularity in the 
realization of /D/ as evidence favoring the reinterpretation of 
"though/tho/doe" as /do/, not /Do/, at least in his dialect.

Neal

On 11/7/2014 10:58 PM, Neal Whitman wrote:
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> I found this, maybe. It doesn't seem to be a complete song, just a
> 5-second snippet. Have you found a fuller version?
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> Neal
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