In the nether regions of Sunday AM radio, there is a collection of the more...he groped for the most felicitous word...more agrarian of the pulpiteers gracing Radioland- the ones you could probably put the touch on for a spare water moccasin. These bucolic homilists employ a preaching style most commonly referred to as "huffing", that is, the tacking on of a "huh" or an "ah" aspiration at the end of a sentence or phrase.
"Many in the worlduh do not know to trust Jeee-susuh."
Like that. It is a continuation of the previous syllable, like taking a backwards breath. The good ones (and there are good ones, because this- style- is taught in their preaching schools; why, I do not know) make it flow, as part of their breathing. It becomes a part of their cadence. The bad ones, well, they just tack on an extra syllable, often after a pause.
Many in the world
do not know to trust Jeee-sus
Read the two aloud. Loud. You'll see what I mean. I'm sure that Prof. Higgins would explain it far better than I.
I listen to Coast to Coast AM on 1100, WTAM out of Cleveland, OH. Big station, a blowtorch. It comes in far better than our local powered-down WBHP thirty miles away in Huntsville. During the day, a local AM station overpowers it, and this morning I heard a preacher who was patently Doing It Wrong. Not only wrong, but the wrong sound.
"AKH". The Dread Dormomoo said it sounded like he had a hairball.
Is my Saviour
He should be
He used it as commas and breath stops. He used it like Justin Wilson used Creole seasoning.
And people wonder why the Gospel cannot seem to get a fair hearing anymore.