Jason (jcreed) wrote,
Jason
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ɪz ðɛɹ ə fonətɪʃən ɪn ðə hʊws?

I was thinking about madmadammim's mocking of the furniture salesman guy who sat at the back of the store and seemed rather put out when someone (sally's sister, I think) actually tried to get him to cooperate in fulfilling, you know, the purpose of him having a store. Selling things. To customers. I'm not sure whether it's a quote or a paraphase, but what I remember sally saying was "oh hrm hur well! do you wish to purchase... an item?"

Anyway I realized in the shower this morning a close transcription of the blustering pseudo-british accent she was putting on — I think [dʲu wɪʃ tpʰöʧəs... ʔʰæn ʊjtəm?] is pretty close — included an aspirated glottal stop. How weird is that?
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