End of ADS-L Digest - 28 Nov 1993 to 29 Nov 1993 ************************************************ There are 27 messages totalling 493 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. th/dh (6) 2. "Rock 'n Roll" 3. egg-aig 4. Rock'n Roll 5. Half Past the Hour (10) 6. song 7. sh/zh 8. Quarter to/till/of the Hour 9. noon and points around it (2) 10. quarter of 11. loss of dialect distinctiveness 12. rock n roll ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1993 23:38:57 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: th/dh On vl/vd contrast, for some people, the genitive singular vs plural of a few words work: mouth's - mouths, death's - deaths; more general: wreath's - wreaths Which reminds me, has anyone been noticing the demise of the vl/vd singular:plural contrast in :? I suspect it comes in part because there is no orthographic reinforcement, as in :. I notice it mostly in Northeasterners, having first encountered it in a New Yorker. Maybe it is an immigrant substratum effect, at least in origin. --Rudy Troike