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Language and Dialect Contact in IrelandThe Phonological Origins of Mid-Ulster English$
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Warren Maguire

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474452908

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452908.001.0001

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(p.40) 3 Consonants
Language and Dialect Contact in Ireland

Warren Maguire

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter analyses the origins of a range of consonantal features in MUE. Starting with an overview of the consonant system and a comparison of it to the consonant systems of the input varieties and to those of Ulster Scots and Southern Irish English, the chapter specifically concentrates on a number of key phonological patterns, several of them previously ascribed to Irish influence, which reveal crucial things about the history of the dialect. Features examined include Velar Palatalisation, Pre-R Dentalisation, survival of the dental fricatives, rhoticity, realisation of /l/, epenthesis in consonant clusters, and consonant deletions. It is shown that most consonantal patterns in the dialect derive from English and, to a lesser extent, Scots, possibly with some reinforcement from Irish.

Keywords:   Consonants, Phonology, Palatalisation, Dentalisation, Epenthesis, Consonant deletion, Rhoticity

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