End of ADS-L Digest - 19 Nov 1994 to 20 Nov 1994 ************************************************ There are 26 messages totalling 659 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. s/sh, ethical dative, and songs (2) 2. Pigtails (4) 3. I don't know about schwa, but here's where to get the lyrics 4. "All-purpose tag ain' so? (2) 5. song lyrics (8) 6. Recent Black English (4) 7. Spring SECOL, 1995 8. _Grammar in many voices_ followup 9. ADS at ILA - call for papers 10. address please 11. names ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 21 Nov 1994 08:53:15 EST From: Wayne Glowka Subject: s/sh, ethical dative, and songs s/sh There is a retracted /s/ that sounds like /S/ is central Texas. You could here it in LBJ's pronunciation. It also appeared in the speech of one of my brothers when he became a licensed pipe fitter in San Antonio in the early seventies. A curious thing to me (and a counterexample to some claims made in lectures about clusters in English) is the central Georgia /sr/ in _shrimp_, a mark of low caste to some natives. ethical dative Don't forget: I'm gonna hire me a wino To decorate our home So you'll feel more at ease, dear, And you won't have to roam. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down I listened to the Band recording over and over again when I tried to learn the song as a college student. The first problem was the bad quality of the recording. At any rate, I ended up not singing the song much because the people who hated hearing it told me so a lot. I always sang "Till Stoleman's cavalry came/ And tore up the tracks again." By the way, what does it mean "to drive old Dixie down"? And why are the bells ringing and the people singing "Na, na, . . . "? I always have a hard time figuring out what songs say and am always impressed by people who claim to know what the words are supposed to be. I think that I give them more credit than they deserve. But when you sing the "wrong" words, people let you know. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu BITNET Address: Wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]USCN