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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 17 11:39:34 EDT 2017


Ah, I missed the point.  I see; yes, he’s an “eez” singer—of course he was rhyming it with “(bringing in) a couple of keys”, so he didn’t have much choice.

“Comin’ into Los Angel-iss
 Bringin’ in a gallon of piss”

wouldn’t have cut it.

LH

> On Jul 17, 2017, at 6:50 AM, David Daniel <dad at COARSECOURSES.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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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