[Ads-l] Labial+/s/ metathesis

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 23 22:15:00 EST 2017


I always think typo when the letters are on different hands on the keyboard.

Not the same as my childhood experience in cursive and speech.

On Nov 23, 2017 10:03 PM, "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> > On Nov 23, 2017, at 9:24 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
>
>
> It shows up on the web, although it’s impossible to know if these are just
> typos:
>
> Unfortunatly for the lot of people that still can't graps this properly,
>
> the only problem in the script is that it contains a string format
> expression that I really can't graps
>
> I can't graps basics of wallet security.
>
> I can't graps the concept of this piece of paper dictating over my life
>
>  As much as I did take a liking to Calloway, I can't graps why they
> allowed him to remain.
>
> etc.  As noted, possibly just typos rather than true metatheses.
>
> > 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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