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by posentin
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Odd use of "they've" or similar
Replies: 11
Views: 4784

Re: Odd use of "they've" or similar

im with the "1 and 3 sound ok but not 2" crowd, and that they do vaguely sound/sound vaguely brEng

id wanna utter 1 as "they've got no more time left" though
by posentin
Sun May 20, 2012 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "quarter of", "quarter till", "quarter to"
Replies: 9
Views: 10011

Re: "quarter of", "quarter till", "quarter to"

Ive a quick relevant piece, but its limited to a region of riverside in california in "spring of 1969" and the LAPC (linguistic atlas of the pacific coast [california & nevada]) from the 1950s 16. what time does this clock (item I) say? quarter TO two 125 (22), quarter OF two 53 (11), ...
by posentin
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A tumblr dedicated to the expansion of the English language.
Replies: 2
Views: 3010

Re: A tumblr dedicated to the expansion of the English langu

i feel like the word 'tuderswacking' would be better as 'turswacking'.
by posentin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 287179

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

that should say what "north american" girls look for haha
by posentin
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Praat
Replies: 13
Views: 14123

Re: Praat

I always wondered how one would read consonants from a spectrogram.
by posentin
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 287179

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Huh. I've never met anyone who doesn't have æ-tensing before [ŋ]. I bet if I heard you say <bang>, I'd freak out. So I just ran Praat analysis on me saying <bang> ten times and averaged the results, and it appears that I'm currently saying something more akin to [b͡ɛeŋ] than [b͡eɪŋ]. Same. I don't ...
by posentin
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 287179

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I'm from california, and have the same pronunciation of "mirror" as /mɛrɚ/. It definitely doesn't rhyme with 'nearer' to me, and saying it with an /i/ sounds antiquated. My accent is affected by the californian vowel shift, my most particularly noticed shifted word is "shit" as ...
by posentin
Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 287179

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I'm from North Carolina. One other thing, I'm not sure if this is part of my dialect or just something unusual that I do, but I pronounce "mirror" as /mɛrɚ/. I haven't been able to find any discussion of this pronunciation on the internet (its always discussion of /mirɚ/ vs. /mɪrɚ/), so I...

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