Saturday, 6 September 2014

'playstation' by phonetic transformation becomes a fish&chips shop

What will become of a playstation if and when you manipulate it phonetically in the following way:
1. apply pre-fortis clipping to the first diphthong;
2. lengthen the duration of /s/ (need not be done in fluent utterance)?

Postscript: What is now a 'Plaice Station' once was the Padgate Railway Station. The station building is unstaffed now and part of it is used by this fish&chip shop.

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1 comment:

  1. I suspect that station is where I started my military service in 1952 - is there more than one Padgate? We got off the train and were herded into trucks by screaming military policemen. Perhaps the MP post is now the fish shop. I hope so.