[Ads-l] Labial+/s/ metathesis

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 23 21:24:05 EST 2017


I'm familiar with the AAVE metathesis of /sk/, at least in "ask/aks," but
this evening on the news I heard a speaker say "I don't graps it." with an
/sp/ metathesis.  I haven/t noticed that before, and I might have misheard
it.  Does /s+C/ metathesis occur more generally?  Is there also an /st/
metathesis?

Herb

On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I thought “psaghetti” was a classic example of children learning English
> violations of the sonority hierarchy (https://en.wikipedia.org/
> wiki/Sonority_hierarchy <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonority_hierarchy>),
> but I don’t see any relevant hits on Google. BB
>
> > On 23 Nov 2017, at 14:36, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > When I was a wee lad in Brooklyn, I was prone to transposing consonants
> in
> > writing and speech (eg, psaghetti), which I always attributed to
> dyslexia.
> >
> > On Nov 23, 2017 10:16 AM, "Neal Whitman" <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:
> >
> >> This reminds me of the “FAFSA metathesis” I remarked on last year
> >> (“fasfa”). Or maybe it’s just because it’s time to do another one for my
> >> son. :(
> >>
> >> Neal
> >>
> >>> On Nov 22, 2017, at 7:43 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> And as I may have mentioned when we were ensconced in that thread, a
> >> number of contributors to my cancer list are under the impression that
> the
> >> procedure we go in for periodically is the dreaded “biospy”.
>
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