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Re: Icelandic umlauts.

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 27, 2000, 3:36
>From: Oskar Gudlaugsson <hr_oskar@...>
>brain-washing, most of it, I'd say. Do others here have experience with >pre-scriptivism in modern schools? How do you feel about it?
Sheesh, did I feel like they were pushing "Middle American English" on me, while my family spoke a very marked Southern, more precisely East Texan, accent. The diphthing [ai] stuck in my craw the most. I was used to saying [a+] (tongue advanced towards [ae)].) The suburbanoids of Houston, Dallas and Austin can say all the [ai]'s all they want :P I speak Redneck. Diphthing? Hey, a neologism! I'll keep that one. Daniel A. Wier ¶¦¬þ Lufkin, Texas USA ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at