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by Mega85
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

How do you pronounce "trypophobia"? As "trip o phobia" or "tripe o phobia"?

How do you pronounce "violence" and "violent"? With two syllables or three syllables?
by Mega85
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

The word "colonel" was spelled "coronel" once, which, while not a exactly a phonetic spelling, was better than the present "colonel". https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colonel English colonel is pronounced the same as kernel. This seems odd, but there is an exp...
by Mega85
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Yod-coalescence occurs in "sure" and "sugar". Those words got yod-coalescence early and so all varieties of English have it in those words.
by Mega85
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Most of the words above don't really vary and always have the /tʃ/ (ch) or /dʒ/ (dj) sound. "Mature" has a lot of variation in its pronunciation, and people who pronounce it without the ʃ also usually use a different vowel. (I never liked that pronunciation though personally, and it's les...
by Mega85
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I'm American. I also have "ch" in the word "mature", but I've heard some people use a "t" sound there.
by Mega85
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

How do you pronounce "costume"? I pronounce it "cos choom". I've heard "cos toom".
by Mega85
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

If you put together the -erry's and the -ery's pronounced the same, you get a MASS of words with ER as the crucial spelling, but if you try to use -ury rather than -urry, you get a completely different sound. So I think we'll go with -erry. But I appreciate your views. Cheers. Bury? Injury? Luxury?...
by Mega85
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Here's something I've found that the spelling reformer said: ''THIS is the famous "distinction without a difference", except that there are about 4 times as many -erry's as -urry's. And please note that Dictionary gives woor.ee, foor.ee, and hoor.ee (that's the sound that the U with a 'hat...
by Mega85
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

What about "Pillsbury"? I pronounce that as "pills berry".
by Mega85
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

A spelling reformer proposed that "worry" be respelled "werry". Tuesday, August 2, 2005: "werry" for "worry" A poll of Americans and Japanese about concern that World War III might occur in their lifetime prompted me to address today's word. -ORR- is very ambi...
by Mega85
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I knew this kid in high school who was from California, however spoke nonrhotically due to a speech impediment. People always asked him where he was from.
by Mega85
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Why do people claim that people from New Jersey say the state as "New Joisey" when no one from New Jersey talks like that? Just when have they ever heard someone from New Jersey call the state "New Joisey"?
by Mega85
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Dr. Seuss. His name is typically pronounced as /su:s/ by most people, but he actually pronounced the name as /sɔɪs/. I remember reading about that. Apparently it was the same way during his life, and he eventually accepted the fact that pretty much all Americans were going to pronounce his name tha...
by Mega85
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Dr. Seuss. His name is typically pronounced as /su:s/ by most people, but he actually pronounced the name as /sɔɪs/.
by Mega85
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Santa Claus
Replies: 14
Views: 1394

Santa Claus

Parents tell their children that Santa Claus isn't real while on camera. Are they some of the cruelest parents? The article says so.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... tears.html
by Mega85
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".

The usage of "ain't" for "did not" as in "I ain't get there on time" meaning "I didn't get there on time" does seem to be mainly an AAVE thing. Maybe some other dialects use "ain't" this way too, but most dialects that have "ain't" don't us...
by Mega85
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I (US) definitely have /dʒ/; I'm not sure if I've heard it with just /dj/. I might have a bit of a /j/ there after the /dʒ/ (so /ˈskɛdʒjl̩/), but if so it's really subtle and might just be because of the /ʒ/. I normally have two syllables, but /ˈskedʒ.ju.l̩/ doesn't sound wrong to me (I pronounce t...
by Mega85
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".

It does sound like they misconstrued the "Black English" assignment as applying to the entire word rather than just to that particular sense. If M-W had indeed assigned it that way, it would clearly have been a huge and uncharacteristic blunder, but it sounds like they didn't. That said, ...
by Mega85
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".

The petition Most of us have been taught at a young age not to use “ain’t” because it is not proper English. Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a reference trusted by millions of people, defines “ain’t” as am not, are not, and is not. Sounds simple enough, but investigate further and you will see that its ...
by Mega85
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".

Yeah, it seems like there was a misconception among the people doing the petition that it was referring to all the uses of the word "ain't", not just the third sense. Dictionary.com includes "do not, does not, did not" in its entry for "ain't", but it says "in some...
by Mega85
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".
Replies: 10
Views: 867

"ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".

There was a petition to remove the reference of "Black English" from Merriam-Webster's definition of "ain't" because it was viewed as offensive and discriminatory. https://www.change.org/p/promoting-education-or-discrimination-vote-today-to-make-a-change?source_location=topic_pag...
by Mega85
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

How many syllables do you have in "schedule"? For me, the word is three syllables [skɛdʒəwl̩] "skej uh wul".
by Mega85
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Merriam-Webster lists "often" with a "t" sound and puts a "÷" before that pronunciation. That is used in that dictionary for pronunciations that are commonly prescribed against. Oh, I was wondering what that symbol was. From Merriam-websters pronunciation guide \÷\ The...
by Mega85
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Merriam-Webster lists "often" with a "t" sound and puts a "÷" before that pronunciation. That is used in that dictionary for pronunciations that are commonly prescribed against.
by Mega85
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

The pronunciation Q pon comes from yod-insertion (the opposite of yod-dropping) in the word "coupon".
by Mega85
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Do you refer to a coupon as a "coo pon" or a "Q pon"?
by Mega85
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 481
Views: 45084

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Do you dislike it when people write "yeah" as "yea"? I know someone who always writes "yea" in texts when they mean "yeah". "yea" is a different word with the same meaning, but a different pronunciation.
by Mega85
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

They split like this for me: "tomorrow" "morrow" "sorrow" "borrow" "sorry" And: "foreign" "origin" "majority" "minority" "forest" "horrible" "orange" "warranty" "Fl...
by Mega85
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

"tomorrow" "morrow" "sorrow" "borrow" "sorry" "foreign" "origin" "majority" "minority" "forest" "horrible" "orange" "warranty" "Florida" "horror" How ...
by Mega85
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Funny that you should mention "solder", because I was think about that recently (need to fix some speaker cables, but I've never soldered before), and consequently thinking about it's pronunciation. I've usually said it /soʊldər/, based I'm sure on the spelling, but the "correct"...
by Mega85
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 481
Views: 45084

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

In a variety of English with a three way merger of the "father", "cot" and "caught" vowels, "law" would work. The song didn't originate in such a variety of English, if it did, they likely would have used something like "law, a legislative bill".
by Mega85
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 481
Views: 45084

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

"la, a note to follow so".

Surely better can be done than this. "La, "the" in French" maybe? Also they got the name of one of the notes wrong. It's sol, not so.
by Mega85
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Do you pronounce "than" the same as "then"? I pronounce "than" like "then" in ordinary speech. When I say "Less Than Jake" it sounds like "Less Then Jake".
by Mega85
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Pronouncing "orangutan" with an "ng" on the end changes how the "a" sounds from how it would sound if I pronounce it with /n/.

"orangutan" = [əɹeɪŋəteɪŋ] whereas if I pronounced it with /n/ at the end it would be [əɹeɪŋətɛən].
by Mega85
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I remember back in the day seeing the word written "orangutan" on the board at school by my teacher and I thought surely she spelled that wrong, because that's not how it sounds.
by Mega85
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 794
Views: 182355

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

How do you pronounce "orangutan"? I pronounce it as though it were spelled "orangutang".
by Mega85
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 481
Views: 45084

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

The words "soar" and "saw" sound very different in my speech. Sure, but I wasn't talking about your speech. What I am saying is "soar" in my speech is not like "saw" plus an /r/ sound, the way that "late" is like "lay" plus a /t/ sound. Th...
by Mega85
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 481
Views: 45084

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

gmalivuk wrote:It still results in lots of homophones that aren't homophonous in American English, like "soar"/"saw".


The words "soar" and "saw" sound very different in my speech. "soar" is not "saw" with an /r/ at the end for me. The vowel is different.
by Mega85
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 481
Views: 45084

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

"disc" vs. "disk". For me, they're different things. On an old fashioned computer, discs and disks go in different parts of the computer. Computers eventually no longer used disks, and plenty of modern computers don't even use discs anymore.

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