[Ads-l] Pronunciation of "faith" and "also" in certain parts of Alabama

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 1 22:13:05 UTC 2016


Sorry Charlie for garble text.  Maybe you could do it in truespel, which uses only letters of the alphabet for phonetics.Or  you can use speakpipe.com to record it aurally. It gives you a link to send around.  Hear me at 
https://www.speakpipe.com/voice-recorder/msg/a05to7gce72m537m if it works or smaller URL http://tinyurl.com/je327ez 
Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 

> Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 19:38:04 +0000> From: chaslaw at GMAIL.COM
> Subject: Pronunciation of "faith" and "also" in certain parts of Alabama
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Charlie Law <chaslaw at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Pronunciation of "faith" and "also" in certain parts of Alabama
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> [There were some very weird character-encoding problems in my previous
> post. Sorry! Here's another try.]
> 
> 
> I=E2=80=99ve recently been going to a Presbyterian church in Georgia where =
> several
> of the pastors are native Alabamans. I=E2=80=99ve noticed that all three of=
>  them
> pronounce =E2=80=9Cfaith=E2=80=9D as if there were a =E2=80=9Ct=E2=80=9D pr=
> ior to the =E2=80=9Cth=E2=80=9D, something like
> this: [fe=C9=AAt=CE=B8] =E2=80=9Cfeytth". It=E2=80=99s as if they=E2=80=99r=
> e saying =E2=80=9Cfate=E2=80=9D but with a =E2=80=9Cth=E2=80=9D
> added at the end.
> 
> 
> 
> Also, when they say the word =E2=80=9Calso=E2=80=9D, it sounds as if a =E2=
> =80=9Ct=E2=80=9D is inserted
> prior to the =E2=80=9Cs=E2=80=9D, producing something like this: [=CB=88=C9=
> =94lt=C2=B7so=CA=8A] =E2=80=9Cawltso=E2=80=9D.
> 
> 
> 
> (I can=E2=80=99t really remember my IPA, but I hope you get the idea.)
> 
> 
> 
> What=E2=80=99s going on with this? What=E2=80=99s the geographical range fo=
> r these
> pronunciations? I don=E2=80=99t know where in Alabama these folks are from,=
>  but
> I've heard someone else use both of these pronunciations. I asked where she
> was from and, sure enough: Alabama. She said she had grown in several
> different parts of the state (child of a Methodist minister; they often
> move every four years).
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 
> 
> -chaslaw
> 
> --=20
> *Tired? There's a nap for that.*
> 
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