[Ads-l] RES: Ellay [Was Re: ADS-L Digest - 13 Jul 2017 to 14 Jul 2017 (#2017-196)]

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Mon Jul 17 06:50:51 EDT 2017


Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Ellay [Was Re: ADS-L Digest - 13 Jul 2017 to 14 Jul 2017
              (#2017-196)]
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> On Jul 16, 2017, at 9:54 AM, David Daniel <dad at COARSECOURSES.COM> =
wrote:
>=20
> My parents, from Indiana and transplanted to Los Angeles in 1953 or =
so, said
> Los An-guh-less with a hard g. They were in good company: Sam Yorty, =
mayor
> of LA from 1961 to 1973, never called it anything else, though he =
tended to
> make "eez" out of the "es", as in Los An-guh-leez. A lot of people =
said/say
> "eez" with both hard and soft g, famously Arlo Guthrie "Coming into =
Los
> An-gel-eez, Bringin in a couple a keys.=E2=80=9D =20

Hmmm.  On the studio album cut =
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DNzrkDGxZexA) A.G. has four instances = of
=E2=80=9Ccomin=E2=80=99 into Los Angeles=E2=80=9D, all with the = affricate,
and similarly for the live version at Woodstock and a couple = of other live
versions on YouTube.  Doesn=E2=80=99t seem like the hard = /g/ is much in
evidence, although who knows what Mr. Customs Man will = turn up=E2=80=A6

LH

No, no. See above. "A lot of people said/say "eez" with both hard and soft
g, famously Arlo Guthrie." He is an example of "eez" with a soft g.
DAD



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