[Ads-l] _beyond_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 29 03:46:11 EDT 2016

Have you ever noticed that some speakers pronounce this word as "be yond,"
in accord with the spelling, whereas other speakers pronounce it as "be
ʔond," with a glottal stop, instead.

As far as I can tell, this distinction is not conditioned by anything. Some
people use the one and other people use the other, without regard to race,
creed, color, previous condition of servitude, dialect, place of residence,
or anything else.

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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