Daily Squeeze: “Well, y’ain’t in the woods…”

“Well, y’aint in the woods now are you son?,” he asked. [wɛ́l jẽ́ʔn̩ǝwʊ́dz nǽʊ áɹjǝ sʌ́n hiǽst] I don’t hear a distinct, intrusive [w] in “now are,” as is often heard in sequences like “to eat,” perhaps because this speaker doesn’t have much lip-rounding at the end of “now.” Note that this speaker was born …

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Daily Squeeze: “I’m going to”

“I’m going to” (to express future or an intention, not motion!) can sound like [áɪmgǝnǝ], [áɪŋgǝnǝ], [áɪŋǝnǝ], [áɪŋnǝ], [ámǝnǝ], [ámnǝ], [ámǝ], all heard in North America. A few examples: I’m going to [ŋǝnǝ] do this, and then… I’m going to [áɪŋgǝnǝ] be there… I’m going to [ámǝnǝ] be there, don’t worry. Yeah, I’m going to …

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