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...t you

The T which meets the word YOU is usually pronounced somewhat like CH, right? Such as “got ya!” or “what you...”. Just wonder how one can write the sound. Is there an agreeable way to write it? As we almost agree to write “gotta” for “have got to”?

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Just remembered that Q.T. in Pulp Fiction script had things like "whatch ya're gonna..." as far as I recall.
Is that a correct way of writing it?

goossun June 18, 2004, 6:35pm

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't' and 'j' are pronounced as 'ch' when they are on the margins of the words e.g. in 'don't you'. Linguists call it 'palatalisation' and it's a kind of phonetic 'trick'. Similarly, it happens between 'd' and 'j' in 'd'you like it?'. Then it gives the sound of 'g'

marta August 10, 2004, 4:54am

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*Ahem* Mr Speedwell. There's nothing "sloppy" about "sliding" into "goddit". Less of the linguistic prejudice, please. ;)

Dave August 10, 2004, 6:55am

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got ya - gotcha
what you - whatcha

R Helms June 19, 2004, 1:44pm

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Incidentally, when used in "got it" as in "I understand" ("Oh, you don't have to tell me again, I got it"), you say both words without changing either one, though a sloppy speaker might slide into "goddit."

speedwell2 June 20, 2004, 2:39pm

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Ha! Less of the sexist prejudice, please. Speedwell is a lady. :)

Didactic? Who, me? :D

speedwell2 August 12, 2004, 8:20am

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Well, excuuuuuuuse me...! Who's sexist now? Why did you assume I was using "Mr" in the traditional male sense???

[Shuffles off discreetly.]


Dave August 12, 2004, 1:01pm

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I'm sexist! Sexi[e]st, sexy st. or/and St. Sexy!
However does S EXIST? S: "X is T."
(Here S stands for Socrates; don't mix up with Samuel Beckett or Saddam)
Yeah, SEX is TEA.

goossun August 13, 2004, 4:21am

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Jun-Dai August 13, 2004, 4:24am

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goossun, not in front of the children. ;D

speedwell2 August 13, 2004, 8:15am

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li August 16, 2004, 8:34am

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