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Postby Bailey » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:43 pm

Bubba was over the other night, I noticed he drops his "L's" is this regional or pure laziness. I mean he says code for cold, hoed for hold, etc. He's "from" southern Illinois. by way of the south and originally Maine.



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Postby skinem » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:19 pm

Speech impediment?

Does he drop them in words with double Ls such as Illinois, or words with sylable breaks such as Colorado?
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Postby Bailey » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:37 pm

I know he can pronounce "L's" he just doesn't in short words, to which he usually limits himself, Oh and btw he says concreek instead of concrete, drives me crazy, but for me it's a short trip.

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Postby Palewriter » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:36 pm

Bailey wrote:I know he can pronounce "L's" he just doesn't in short words, to which he usually limits himself, Oh and btw he says concreek instead of concrete, drives me crazy, but for me it's a short trip.

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Sounds to me like he's dropping his "dark-Ls", i.e. Ls that appear directly before a plosive consonant. In London-English, for example, the dark-L virtually becomes a W sound: "kawd" for cold; "miwk" for milk, etc.

I don't seem to have IPA characters, or I could render what I mean more clearly.

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Postby gailr » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:45 pm

"Dropping dark l's" sounds ominous, but the word is still understandable. Palewriter, what is the correct term for the "l" shift my great-greats made: americanizing words like "Llewellyn"?

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Postby Bailey » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:59 pm

Palewriter wrote:
Sounds to me like he's dropping his "dark-Ls", i.e. Ls that appear directly before a plosive consonant. In London-English, for example, the dark-L virtually becomes a W sound: "kawd" for cold; "miwk" for milk, etc.

I don't seem to have IPA characters, or I could render what I mean more clearly.

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could be PW, but he doesn't replace it with a "w" he says code, hoed, bode, instead of cold, hold, bold, etc, he does pronounce double "L's" as though good ol' Bubba believes single "L's" don't deserve any recognition. I assure you he is not cognizant of anything so complicated.
Here many with speech impediments say Bee' Oh[rapidly it is more like Bue] for Bill.

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Postby sluggo » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:27 am

Bailey wrote:
Palewriter wrote:
Sounds to me like he's dropping his "dark-Ls", i.e. Ls that appear directly before a plosive consonant. In London-English, for example, the dark-L virtually becomes a W sound: "kawd" for cold; "miwk" for milk, etc.

I don't seem to have IPA characters, or I could render what I mean more clearly.

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Postby Bailey » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:44 am

Bubba is my personal "cross to bear" ; 'reasoning with' and 'Bubba' in the same phrase is in oxy moron territory.

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Postby Sunny » Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:30 am


For the mark long-suffering Bailey, may I suggest a couple of quick shots before the next visit? I personally prefer iced vodka, but whatever works! :roll:
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Postby Bailey » Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:48 am

Oh NO, no booze around Bubba, if he suspects there's spirits in the house he will search and destroy, and by destroy I mean consume.

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