mánudagur, júlí 31, 2006

Úr The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language eftir David Crystal

„Can the Royal Family provide enough prestige to Received Pronunciation to enable it to survive? Phoneticians have already observed glottalization (e.g. of final /t/ in hot) in the speech of younger members of the Royal Family. To some observers, this is a sure sign of the beginning of the end.“

Sic transit gloria mundi.