Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Sep 24 22:43:03 UTC 2007

On Sep 24, 2007, at 2:42 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> And there are those cases in which words don't rhyme at all in the
> standard language, but become exact rhymes as a result of the singer's
> dialect:,,,
> ... Knowing that my search would always end in _vain_
> 'Cause I knew all along, darling,
> That you was hid out with your other _man_

yes, and this is the sort of thing that made it necessary to check
out actual performances of some of the material in my half-rhyme corpus.


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