New York regional dialect

New York regional dialect

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Unformatted text preview: from Hallandale, Florida to Chicago, and as we'd pass through Tennessee he'd invariably remark, "Cha]anooger. That's how the Bostonians say it." They don't, but he's certainly not the only one who thinks they do. The actual phenomenon underlying this belief is known technically as 'intrusive /r/.' When words ending in certain vowels (non- high ones) are followed by words beginning with vowels, people with this feature insert an /r/. So a Bostonian wouldn't just call Cha]anooga 'Cha]anooger,' but he or she ce...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2014 for the course LIN 200 taught by Professor Julia during the Winter '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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