sixtus_vi (sixtus_vi) wrote in linguaphiles,
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I grew up outside of Philadelphia, and both of my parents are native Philadelphians. My dad consistently pronounces the the final syllable of the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and yesterday as -dee and not -day. (So, basically, Mundee, Toozdee, Wenzdee, that kind of thing.) I started doing it when I was about fourteen and I got people all the time telling me, "It's yesterday, not yesterdee!" Since I've moved to the UK and my accent has drifted in a mid-Atlantic direction, that pronunciation has come back, and I still get people remarking on it. Does anyone else do this or are you familiar with it, in the US or the UK? Does it have any particular class/region/whatever connotations for you?
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