[Ads-l] intrusive R again

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 26 22:42:58 UTC 2015

On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 9:20 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
In the dark it's just you [r]an' I.

Typical of BE. Tend to your business and leave my r-affairs alone, because
I got tears all in my r-eyes. You can even hear "I r-am" as well as "I
?am." There's a no-hiatus rule. Cf, Popeye's "I yam what I yam an' that's
all that I yam."

Besides, isn't this a linking R? Intrusive R is the one in, e.g. "go[r]ne,"
overcorrected from "g[OU]n" for "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

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