old Edison recordings

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 18 10:49:50 UTC 2013

Early Edison recordings from 100 years ago show that US English dialect has been remarkably consistent over time.  The biggest change is the recent fad of replacing the "awe" sound with "ah".  I've heard it's a Canadian influence.  Not good.


Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
See how English spelling links to sounds at http://justpaste.it/ayk

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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