Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 15:15:15 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas" Subject: SME t + glide (was canadian choon for tune) On Tue, 29 Jul 1997, (Dale F. Coye) wrote: > I've just read in Crystal's Encyc. of the Eng. Lang. (p.341) that among other > Canadian pronunciation features is the use of ch- in initial position in > tune, Tuesday, etc. I don't think this is very widespread in Canada, but > have only a handful of Canadian friends to base it on. Anyone else know > about this or where to look? The "ch" seems to be the ultimate product (via affrication) of t + glide, yielding /tjewzday/, /nyewz/, /tjewn/, etc., all alive and well in Southern Mt. English (Ap + Ozark). I occ. hears /chewlips/ for tulips, but not chewsday or chewn. My .02 as a longterm observer, Bethany Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Department of English EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 415 McClung Tower (423) 974-6965, (423) 974-6926 (FAX) University of Tennessee Editor, Language in the Judicial Process: Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 USA