CHAT: Ability of Americans & Europeans to locate each others
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 22, 2002, 16:21|
BP Jonsson scripsit:
> For the record I've known about Chicago [s\i"kQ:go] all my life, since my
> grandparents used to live there, but I learned of Illinois only when I saw
> "Blues Brothers"!
Oddly, this pron. of "Chicago" (or things close to it; I don't have
[Q] in my dialect) is standard everywhere in the U.S. except in Chicagoland
itself, where it is stigmatized; a more fronted pron. of the stressed
vowel (though not full /&/) is used there.
Anyhow, to complete your education, Chicago is located in Cook County.
John Cowan email@example.com www.ccil.org/~cowan www.reutershealth.com
"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I am surrounded by dwarves."