End of ADS-L Digest - 22 Apr 1996 to 23 Apr 1996 ************************************************ There are 3 messages totalling 168 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Epenthetic [l] in _home_ (2) 2. Bounced Mail ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 17:48:01 -0400 From: Paul Fallon Subject: Epenthetic [l] in _home_ I've recently become aware of an epenthetic velarized [l] (el) in the word _home_ (and its derivatives like home-boy), and occasionally in the word _dome_. A student first pointed this out to me and I've since done a little digging. I don't see anything listed in the appropriate DARE entries. Can anyone guide me to any relevent literature or approximate date of discussion on this list so I can search the logs? The speakers who do this are from Maryland and Pennsylvania. (Anywhere else?) My guess is that it's an acoustic reinterpretation of the offglide element of the diphthong [oU] in /hom/. Any leads would be appreciated. Best, Paul Fallon pfallon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mwc.edu