[Ads-l] "gee" with a hard "g"

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 30 17:29:33 UTC 2021

About 17 minutes into “Dances with Wolves,” Timmons says “gee” to his horses multiple times. It’s difficult to hear him, but it seemed to me he said it with a hard “g” each time.

Lexico, Merriam-Webster, and Wiktionary all have a soft “g”. 

The script is at http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/d/dances-with-wolves-script-transcript.html <http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/d/dances-with-wolves-script-transcript.html>. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYLzV5JG9eI <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYLzV5JG9eI> is close to the scene, but Timmons says only “haw.”

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/hi)
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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