Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton


I was flipping through YouTube, from one performance of O Come, All Ye Faithful to the next and happened across this one by “Celtic Woman”.

And listening to it, I found one of the things that struck me was their pronunciation of intervocalic /t/: I found that I really liked hearing a “proper” [t] there rather than the flap that’s characteristic of many American accents.

I guess what you grew up with is what you identify with as “normal” (in the “normative” sense). (I also tend to like non-rhotic accents, probably for much the same reason.)

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