[Ads-l] Trivago or Chivago?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 14 03:30:22 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 9:46 AM, Geoffrey Steven Nathan <
geoffnathan at wayne.edu> wrote:

> I say /chruck/ for 'truck'.  Also happens with /d/, gi=
> ving, for me /jrive/  for 'drive'.

So do I. Impressionistically speaking, I think that these are slightly
retroflex, compared to my regular versions of these sounds. My further
impression is that my version is common to BE, and even to most speakers,
because I really do hear "chivago"and not "chrivago." Usually, I don't be
noticing anything odd about other people's pronunciation of /dr tr/,
presumably because theirs distributively be the same as mine.

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