Arguably not, as I isn't an American, innit? Apologies, I shall try to be sensible.You need to make your mind up!
We needed them
I suspect that you may both have attended St Custards with Peason in the Lower Fourthhaving to go and ask for an exeat
It's in shakespeare, exuent as part of a stage direction when more than one person is exiting. It does appear in the original s's printed works.Is the cod Shakepearean quotation (as in 'Exuant stage right') spelt the way I've spelled it? I think it may also be a Pythonism... (ps I may have set a trap, in there)
I assume that c is my new york accent.I say b), which seems to match the majority.
I always thought that c) was an accepted but uncommon variation on the standard (b), but I've been hearing it more and more in the media with increasingly vehement 'g-sounds', bordering on glottal stops.
I want to know if there is an age/regional/class divide.
And yes, the political "B—" word is part of the same phenomenon.
I chose C. I'm 46, and hail originally from Bradford, UK. I have retained many features of my home town way of speaking, although inevitably moderated through being an EFL teacher. My dad made the leap from lorry driver to probation officer, my mum was a clerical worker, which I guess makes me second-generation middle-class.I want to know if there is an age/regional/class divide.
Now that I think about it, I think I do pronounce the B word with a hard K. It strikes me that, in my home town, we often pronounce "break" to rhyme with "deck" - think "ready brek". And thus you could posit a rhetorical question: what does the mooted departure do to our close connection with the EU? "Breaks it." (Note that here I offer no opinion either way on whether this break is a good or bad thing.) I wonder whether that has subconsciously affected my pronunciation.And yes, the political "B—" word is part of the same phenomenon.
Agreed.Phonologically speaking, options A and D seem unlikely, as you'd be following a voiced velar plosive /g/ with an unvoiced alveolar fricative /s/. (Or vice-versa, vis-a-vis /k/ and /z/), and while the manner and place of articulation can - obviously - change within consonant clusters, the use (or lack) of voice tends to stay constant.
'...things proper'in my home town, we often pronounce
So do I. In fact, I recently invented a word, entirely by accident (in that I knew exactly what I needed to mean, and said it....not realising that it didn't exist). I mean I invented it in mid-babble, here on this forum.I support the notion of a living and evolving language.
I think exotic plurals and language varients are highly-desirable, but I'm sufficiently-realistic/pessimistic to realise that (at best, in most cases) they'll rarely ever achieve pandemotic uptake.where people no longer consider exotic plurals to be desiderata
Yep, we do do that (Scottish people, I mean....and, presumably, MILs as well)Then she once was out with me and ran into another Scot and they started conversing with one another
As I've rattled-on about before (here and elsewhere) many people totally-misunderstand spoken language in Scotland.Wow! That was thick!
'bout bloody time, an' all. But you're right, I've not lived in the UK since 2015, so this development is new to me.to make the tongue of the dales perhaps a dominant spoken style
Oh, I never doubted for a second that you do. Profuse apologies: my allusion to tantra-flingers was aimed solely at the notional nhabitants of Bradford and Bannockburn, although my trajectory was obviously off. Despite being someone who is supposed to be a professional communicator, I didn't make that nearly clear enough first go around. Sorry.So do I.
Lol. I didn't really finish my thought. My comment about "thick" was that when she spoke to someone who had been raised in Scotland, it surprised that her accent got thicker and I really had to concentrate on the conversation. They started talking about a train - the Royal Scot, or something - that they'd both ridden and had lunch on at some point in their lives. Both were strangers to each other, but they enjoyed reminiscing about Scotland.Yep, we do do that (Scottish people, I mean....and, presumably, MILs as well))