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It goes back to the fact that in Old English and later there were two forms, a gerund ending in -ing walking is good for you and a present participle ending in -end he was walking. When men were questioned about what they thought they were saying, they tended to say they used the nonstandard -in' forms more often than they really did.
Trudgill's figures for social class and sex differences in the use of the standard, jorwich -ing form in Norwich when people used a formal style of speaking are as follows: -ng in Norwich by social class and sex for Formal Style Trudgill. Suggestions for improving the form and content of the Manual are always welcome.
When women were questioned about what they thought they were saying, they tended to say they used the standard -ing forms more often than they really did. The nonstandard -in' forms occurred much more often in men's speech than in women's, and this was true for all social classes.
The proportion of walkin' type forms fhat higher in lower social classes. The -end form was the ancestor of -n' and -ing obviously of -ing.
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In Norwich, however, the pronunciation waikin', talkin' is frequently heard, as if there was simply 'n' on the end. In all social classes, the more careful the speech, the more likely people were to say walking rather than walkin'. Peter Trudgill, Norwich Norwich speech was studied by Peter Trudgill in the s to find out how and why people's ways of speaking varied.
Trudgill's study discovered the following: 1. One of the variables Trudgill studied was the final consonant in words like walking, running. Box In standard British English, the sound spelled -ng is a velar nasal. They should be e-mailed to tmtmep uspto.