FW: New Britain, Connecticut

David Carlson Davidhwaet at AOL.COM
Sat Dec 29 04:45:55 UTC 2001

In my salad days I dated a girl from New Britain whose pron of the city did
include the glottal stop which I never thought of as particularly unusual
since my aunt
(Norwood, Boston, and Walpole all MA) used the glottal stop regularly in
cattle, bottle, mitten, and button.  A female friend of mine from those same
days solved her glottal stop locution in bottle by referring to said object
as a flask.

New Britain is typically r-ful Inland Northern, but <idear> is common for <
idea> and the pronunciation of Saturday can be either [saerdi] or [saerde].

David R. Carlson
Amherst MA
formerly fron Norwood MA 14 mi this side of Fenway Park.

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