[Ads-l] old pronunciation of "Los Angeles"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 2 19:03:44 EDT 2017


Remarkably late (to my ear):  Anjelica Huston consistently uses / g / in
_The Grifters_ (1990), set contemporaneously.

JL

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 8:53 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > When I naively suggested, some years ago**, that a / g / * in the middle
> of
> > a
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> * Insert ... ~"sounded bizarre"?
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> > straightforwardly English pronunciation of "Los Angeles," Wilson observed
> > that both the / g / and the now universal / J / (if you see what I mean)
> > sounded normal to him.
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> **See archive, 2005-06-25<http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?
> A2=ADS-L;BQQnSQ;200506250817390700D>
> (and
> next<http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ADS-L;DmqXww;
> 200506261300550400D>,
> pointing back to
> this<http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ADS-L;2mIkMA;
> 199909271816420400D>,
> thanks
> to Ben<http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ADS-L;HdDKPA;
> 200506261339470400D>
> ).
>  m a m
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