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In the US, pronunciation of the word, "and" falls on a
spectrum from "eye-nd" to "ah-nd".
I have an intuitive feeling about what that spectrum is that
has proved acurate for me as I listen to what folks have to
say rather than just how they say one word, but I can't
seem to put into words
what it says about a person. And I
guess people could consciously manipulate their accent.
Recordings could be analyzed and the "and" pronunciation
could be displayed on a graph as a political classification.
The "ind" party.
Of course people would start faking it. But if that intuition
can be reduced to a measurement of the pronunciation of
one word, more complex intuitions maybe could be
developed, for instance if someone is faking it or not.
Come to think of it, I trust bad actors much more than
good actors because at least you know they are not faking
it. I guess you could fake bad acting. But maybe the
machine could tell the difference. Its got to be just
||Would this lead to a spectrum ranging from "in-vade"
through "e-vade" to "a-void"?
||got a laugh the other day talking to cable tech support: one call went to India where the guy spoke English rather well: I only had to ask him to repeat himself a couple times. The other call went to Texas where my side of the conversation was mostly "What ?" "Could you say that again ?"
||(for balance' sake, the Texas call was the useful one: the Indian guy was a twat who wasted my time)
||Having grown up speaking only Latin at home (my
parents were sociolinguists with a sick sense of
humor), I consistently pronounce and as et.
What can I sayconsuetudinis magna vis est.
||My entire state, currently split red/blue like the steal your
face skull, would become unilateral members of the 'n'
||If the country's leaders fail to unify these new parties, could you accuse them of poor ahnd-eyend coordination?