[Ads-l] Another -ths > [Dz]

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 5 00:58:25 UTC 2015


I like my voice of the dead to be voiceless:  [dETs].  
And I'm assuming that what's intended below is [dEDz], not [dEDZ], which is more like "dedge" (= a dead hedge?)

LH


On Jan 4, 2015, at 5:26 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> At 1/4/2015 06:42 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> 
>> No! No! ARRRGHHHHHHHHHH!!
> 
> Why not?  "these [dEDZ]" = 'bodies, corpses'?
> 
> Joel
> 
> 
>> JL
>> 
>> On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 11:48 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> > Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> > Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>> > Subject:      Another -ths > [Dz]
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>> > TV dialogue, NCIS:
>> >
>> > "Were these deaths [dEDZ] necessary?"
>> >
>> > --
>> > -Wilson
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