Skip to main content

View Diary: Origins of English: The Great Vowel Shift (148 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  This is uptalk, no? (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Ojibwa, RiveroftheWest

    Jeez - feel like I'm committing it by the way I asked the question. Uptalk,   vocal fry (arrgghh),  and also the way T is pronounced as D on air are somewhat maddening. The T as D thing is really common - liddle for little, etc. and I'm sure I lapse into it on occasion.
    Vocal fry is really a weird one. Gives the impression of either complete boredom or annoyance at having to answer a question. It will sound really strange when vocal friers enter the rusty - er, golden years. I will probably be lawng gawn, lahng gahn, owtaheah by then.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site