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isellmisery
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Quote isellmisery Replybullet Topic: english language?
    Posted: February/12/2009 at 7:30pm
basically i need helps :|

i know this isnt really a forum topic, however im desperate because my coursework is due in tomorrow and i need help in analysing some speech so i gots 2 questions.


1. does anyone know what its called when the final letter or few letters is dropped when speaking?

for example changing looking to lookin'

ive called it deleting the final letter, but i dont think thats right.

2. does anyone know anything else i can write about at all?

ive already covered voiced pauses, fillers, and false starts, basically any features of the spoken word apart from those 3.



thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaankyou (: and sorry for cluttering up the forums

Edited by isellmisery - February/12/2009 at 7:31pm
Two cups of tea
one for you and one for me.
two dead police
one for hope and one for peace.
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Quote human_no110289 Replybullet Posted: February/12/2009 at 7:41pm
1. i have no clue..i didnt know it had a name...

2. talk about slang? - does that count?

sorry if i wasn't much help
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Quote isellmisery Replybullet Posted: February/12/2009 at 8:09pm
slang! you legend, i didnt think of things like that,
thankyou so much (:
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Quote hate_is_man Replybullet Posted: February/12/2009 at 8:21pm
if your gonna talk about slang be fancy and call it coloquial language or somethin sorry i dont know how to spell it
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Quote AndiBuck89 Replybullet Posted: February/12/2009 at 8:32pm
was thinking of colloquial but i couldn't remember exactly what it meant..  I'm sure its slightly different from slang though




I bet you Googled that!
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Quote NightWolf Replybullet Posted: February/12/2009 at 10:27pm
I think slang is more of a "dialect" in certain groups. Pretty sure ebonics is a form of slang.
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Quote littlebeans Replybullet Posted: February/12/2009 at 11:15pm
My English teacher always referred to it as being lazy lol...maybe more of a regional/geographical dialect? Differences in regional pronunciations " you say potato, I say potah-to"...Good luck. :)
Despite the high cost of living, it still remains very popular...
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Quote ameliaenfield Replybullet Posted: February/13/2009 at 7:57am
yeh its coloqurial speach, dont have a clue how to spell it but it is lol! its when sombody speaks in a cirtin way or with an acent ect..
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Quote Girlgerm Replybullet Posted: February/13/2009 at 9:24am
Slang and colloquial speech are the same thing when work is bein assessed in english lit//language work.
(characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech or writing; informal)
 
They will mark "slang" as wrong. That's from my experience anyways :)
 
Dropping a letter at the end of a word...i cant think but ill remember
 
 
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