[LMB] OT: More words that I HATE!!
ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 23:43:39 BST 2020
I've noticed that in Dickens' attempts at proletarian speech, "W" is
usually pronounced "V," At least in the early stuff---Sam Weller in The
Pickwick Papers talks that way, forex.
When did that come in and from where, and when did it drop out?
On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:35:15 -0400, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>
> >Americans also consciously attempted to reform spelling and pronunciation
> >to distinguish themselves from the British post-Revolution. It's why
> >'waistcoat' isn't pronounced 'veskit' on this side of the pond.
> Or this, since Victorian times. :)
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