[Ads-l] All well

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 29 01:21:14 UTC 2015

That velarized el pops up here & there.
<I don't know.> [idle no]
<Oh, well.> [oh well] ~ [ah well] -> [ahl well] ~ [awl well]: Seems t'me
that the [oh ~ ah] attracts its velarized el by regressive assimilation,
with vowel quality influenced by <All's well.> [ahl ~ awl].

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