Thomas BrouwerApparently the name of the village which is now called Badminton (in Gloucestershire) was once recorded as "Badimyncgtun". Really curious what series of sounds that consonant cluster was meant to capture.
Thomas BrouwerOf the mergers mentioned, I seem to have: hurry-furry; Mary-marry; mirror-nearer; flower-flour; cure-nurse; horse-hoarse; fir-fur. I don't seem to have: marry-merry; merry-Murray; cord-card; cure-force; fire-far; cheer-chair; nurse-north; fur-fair.
Geluidsfragmenten van een aantal dialecten/streektalen binnen Nederland: West-Fries, Urks, West-Vlaams, Twents, Fries, Gronings, Limburgs en Kerkraads Sample...
Thomas BrouwerJust curious. Non-Dutch-speakers: when you listen to these fragments, is your impression that they sound (a) like more or less the same thing (b) distinct, but still clearly related or (c) like different languages.