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Gloversville, Utica,
Syracuse, Watertown—
Where can we find phono-
logical change?
Settlement patterns from
1805 explain
Dialectology;
Isn't that strange?

Amsterdam, Absterdab,
Modular feedforward
Sound-pattern theory
Lets you believe
Nasal short-a system
Discontinuity
Makes Northern Cities Shift
Hard to achieve.

Augdensburg, Ahgdensburg,
William Labov, Sharon
Ash, & Charles Boberg told
Us what they thought:
'Northern phonology
Blocks the low back merger's
Eligibility.'
But it does not!

Plattsburgh to Buffalo,
Interview evidence
Shows us that fieldworkers
Ought to be wary:
Characteristically,
Upstate New Yorkers pro-
nounce documentary
"Dòcuméntàry".

(idea from [livejournal.com profile] _mycroft_holmes)

Date: 2014-06-05 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qnmark.livejournal.com
:( at the not/thought rhyme.

Date: 2014-06-05 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midnight-sidhe.livejournal.com
I am now wishing that your dissertation defence had begun with you reciting this as a prologue, because that would have been absolutely fabulous.

Date: 2014-06-05 12:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midnight-sidhe.livejournal.com
That's sort of the time-honoured tradition of Shakespearean prologues, right?

I don't know... this is really emphatically not my forte.

Date: 2014-06-05 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/-mycroft-holmes/
Hooray!
I need to go back now and shoehorn six-syllable words into my first two.
Also, I think that replacing the abstracts in journal articles with poems could totally be a thing.

Date: 2014-06-05 03:35 pm (UTC)

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