End of ADS-L Digest - 13 Dec 1993 to 14 Dec 1993 ************************************************ There are 10 messages totalling 179 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Modren 2. No one 3. Ages and Centuries 4. m-o-d-r-e-n 5. Obit 6. delays 7. modren metathesis (4) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1993 23:52:33 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Modren The lady who said 'modren' wouldn't have known French. When I said her pronunciation "wasn't methasis" I shoulda said "wasn't just metathesis." I can't recall her other hypercorrections, but that one has really stuck with me. She also wrote unctious poetry in which other metasteses abounded. An old pronunciation of my mother's family that has a lasting echo in my head (but a positive one) is 'juberous' for 'dubious'. I particularly like this assibilation, with a sort-of dissimilative intrusive [r]. They also said "Hit don' matter none," with emphasis on 'hit' and spoken so as to indicate that they knew they were violating schoolbook rules. They were from Arkansas << northern Alabama << North Carolina (paternal) and Arkansas << Missouri (maternal). DMLance