Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 12:21:22 -0400
From: "David A. Johns" djohns[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PEACHNET.CAMPUS.MCI.NET
Subject: Vocalized /l/
In light of a recent thread here on vocalized L's, I thought folks
might be interested in the following scribal errors by three students
in my writing class:
"Although requirements of honoring the morals in your [marriage]
vowels are necessary, being dogmatic of trivial situations will cause
"This story involves a man and a woman who have been married under
vowels of God."
"All of the marriage vowels have been broken, and it is time for this
couple to reevaluate their marriage life."
And speaking of "broken vowels," it's interesting that the merger of
"vow" and "vowel" involves not only the vocalization of L, but the
loss of the distinction between a one-syllable word and a
word. Since /aw/ here in Southeast Georgia is often "broken" to
something like [&ju], it's probable that both "vow" and "vowel" are
pronounced with either one or two syllables depending on context.
Waycross, GA 31501