Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 15:15:15 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

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,


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