[Ads-l] Labial+/s/ metathesis

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 23 22:17:35 EST 2017


> "I don't graps it."

Sound all right to me. If there was ever an /st/ metathesis in BE, it mus'
have been in the dis'an' pas'.

On Thu, 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.  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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