Yod Coalescence

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Yod Coalescence (uncountable)

  1. alternative form of yod coalescence
    • 1982, J. C. Wells, Accents of English 2: The British Isles, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-24224-X, page 331:
      Awareness of the fact that Yod Coalescence is somewhat stigmatized leads to hypercorrection in would-be elegant speech, with the use of [tj, dj] in place of [tʃ, dʒ] in words such as chew, June.
    • 2003, Ulrike Altendorf, Estuary English, Gunter Narr Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8233-6022-3, page 68:
      In this investigation, the linguistic context is restricted to /j/ after /t, d/ in stressed syllables within a word (e.g. tune, duke). This is the environment in which Yod Coalescence is not (yet) fully acceptable within RP.
    • 2011, Dania Jovanna Bonness, Estuary English in Norfampton?, master's thesis, University of Bergen, page 12:
      EE speakers typically use Yod Coalescence in stressed syllables as in Tuesday [ˈtʃuːzdeɪ] or duke [ˈdʒuːk].